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saltimbocca

[sahl-tim-boh-kuh; Italian sahl-teem-bawk-kah] /ˌsɑl tɪmˈboʊ kə; Italian ˌsɑl timˈbɔk kɑ/
noun, Italian Cookery.
1.
veal and ham wrapped together and sautéed in butter, often seasoned with sage.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Italian, contraction of salta in bocca (it) jumps into (one's) mouth
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Contemporary definitions for saltimbocca
noun

an Italian dish of sauteed veal scallops with prosciutto, braised in white wine

Word Origin

Italian 'jump mouth'

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