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salt pork

pork cured with salt, especially the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly.
Origin of salt pork
1715-25 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for salt pork
  • Their name, sea pork is thought to be derived from their close appearance to salt pork.
  • If desired, a generous piece of washed salt pork may be used instead.
  • Wild mustard is another famous potherb, preferred by many people for cooking with fat salt pork.
  • Scurvy was a serious health problem for sailors whose diet was largely composed of rancid salt pork and weevilly sea biscuit.
  • Diets consisted of beans, salt pork and sourdough bread.
  • Winter storage included a barrel or more of salt pork, with hams and shoulders smoked and hung in the storeroom.
British Dictionary definitions for salt pork

salt pork

pork, esp the fat pork taken from the back, sides, and belly, that has been cured with salt
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