Definition of Smithfield ham in English:

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Smithfield ham


A dry-cured ham produced near Smithfield, Virginia, from hogs that have fed on hickory nuts, acorns, and peanuts.
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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Syllabification: Smith·field ham

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