saltimbocca

saltimbocca

[sahl-tim-boh-kuh; Italian sahl-teem-bawk-kah]
noun Italian Cookery.
veal and ham wrapped together and sautéed in butter, often seasoned with sage.

Origin:
1935–40; < Italian, contraction of salta in bocca (it) jumps into (one's) mouth

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Main Entry:  saltimbocca
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an Italian dish of sauteed veal scallops with prosciutto, braised in white wine
Etymology:  Italian 'jump mouth'
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