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n. pl. pro·sciut·ti (-tē) or pro·sciut·tos
An aged, sometimes spiced Italian ham that is salted, cured by drying, and usually served in thin slices.

[Italian, alteration (probably influenced by prosciugare, to dry out) of presciutto, from Vulgar Latin *perexsūctus, thoroughly dried up : Latin per-, per- + Latin exsūctus, past participle of exsūgere, to suck out (ex-, ex- + sūgere, to suck; see suction).]
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(prəʊˈʃuːtəʊ; Italian proˈʃutto)
(Cookery) cured ham from Italy: usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
[Italian, literally: dried beforehand, from pro- pre- + asciutto dried]
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(proʊˈʃu toʊ)

salted ham that has been cured by drying, sliced paper-thin for serving.
[1935–40; < Italian prosciutto, earlier presciutto < Vulgar Latin *perexsūctus all dried up = Latin per- per- + exsūctus lacking juice, past participle of exsūgere to suck out, draw moisture from = ex- ex-1 + sūgere to suck]
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The Italian term for ham. There are several regional varieties (e.g. Prosciutto di Parma, which is known in English as Parma Ham).
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Noun1.prosciutto - Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin
gammon, ham, jambon - meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
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