Definition of bresaola in English:



mass noun
  • An Italian dish of raw beef cured by salting and air-drying, typically served in slices with an olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper dressing.

    • ‘The extraordinary salted chewiness of bresaola is flattered by limpid extra virgin olive oil.’
    • ‘Being hung out to dry isn't always a good thing, but bresaola beef is an exception.’
    • ‘He home-cures pancetta and bresaola and knows exactly what to do with a glut of damsons.’
    • ‘Biltong, pemmican, jerky, bresaola, Parma ham and bacon are dried meats.’
    • ‘I'm particularly fond of the bresaola and Parmesan.’


Italian, from bresada, past participle of brasare ‘braise’.