Definition of saltimbocca in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsaltɪmˈbɒkə/


[mass noun]
A dish consisting of rolled pieces of veal or poultry cooked with herbs, bacon, and other flavourings: [with modifier]: the veal saltimbocca with its sage and prosciutto had the edge on flavour
More example sentences
  • His wife said he enjoys cooking all kinds of Italian food but his speciality is meat dishes such as saltimbocca and steaks, which he prepares himself.
  • The saltimbocca alla romana is astonishing, the veal, prosciutto and sage explode on the tongue. The fragole di bosco are exquisite, possibly the best wild strawberries in the world.
  • The second course was from a selection of eight entrées (e.g., saltimbocca alla Romana).


Italian, literally 'leap into the mouth'.

Words that rhyme with saltimbocca

blocker, chocker, docker, Fokker, interlocker, locker, mocha, mocker, ocker, quokka, rocker, shocker, soccer, stocker

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