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GAMMON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gammon mean? 

GAMMON (noun)
  The noun GAMMON has 2 senses:

1. meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
2. hind portion of a side of bacon

  Familiarity information: GAMMON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GAMMON (noun)


Sense 1gammon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

gammon; ham; jambon

Hypernyms ("gammon" is a kind of...):

cut of pork (piece of pork)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gammon"):

Virginia ham (a lean hickory-smoked ham; has dark red meat)

prosciuto (Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin)


Sense 2gammon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hind portion of a side of bacon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("gammon" is a kind of...):

bacon (back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried)

Holonyms ("gammon" is a part of...):

flitch; side of bacon (salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork)


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