Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham. In English the word is almost always used only for dry-cured ham which has not been cooked. Ham is the thigh and rump of any animal that is slaughtered for meat, but the term is usually restricted to a cut of pork, the haunch of a pig or boar. Although it can be cooked and served fresh, most ham is cured in some fashion.
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