Main Entry: 1gam·mon
1 chiefly British : ham 2
2 chiefly British a: a side of bacon b: the lower end of a side of
2: a cut of meat consisting of a thigh ; especially : one from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ham[1
gam·mon 3 (gmn)
1. A cured or smoked ham.
2. The lower part of a side of bacon.
[Middle English gambon, from Old North French, from gambe, leg, from Late Latin gamba, hoof; see gambol.]
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1. cured or smoked ham
2. the hindquarter of a side of bacon [Old French gambe leg]
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Noun 1. gammon - meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
Virginia ham - a lean hickory-smoked ham; has dark red meat
prosciutto - Italian salt-cured ham usually sliced paper thin
2. gammon - hind portion of a side of bacon
side of bacon, flitch - salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork
bacon - back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gammon