Definition of Smithfield ham in English:

Smithfield ham

Syllabification: Smith·field ham


  • A dry-cured ham produced near Smithfield, Virginia, from hogs that have fed on hickory nuts, acorns, and peanuts.
    More example sentences
    • It is said that the best Smithfield hams are made from hogs that are partially peanut-fed.
    • However, Virginia can't produce enough hogs to make her famous Smithfield hams and has to get the majority of them from North Carolina.
    • Virginia hams or Smithfield hams are universally recognized to be the country's finest, and serving these hams with red eye gravy is a regional specialty.

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