Etymology
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prosciutto (n.)

Italian spiced ham, 1911, from Italian, alteration (probably by influence of prosciugato "dried") of presciutto, from pre-, here an intensive prefix, + -sciutto, from Latin exsuctus "lacking juice, dried up," past participle of exsugere "suck out, draw out moisture," from ex "out" (see ex-) + sugere "to suck" (see sup (v.2)).

updated on December 16, 2016

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Definitions of prosciutto from WordNet

prosciutto (n.)
Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin;
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