Definition of lachsschinken in US English:

lachsschinken

(also lachschinken)

noun

  • A lean, mild-tasting ham originating in Bavaria, made from pork loin which has been salted, dry-cured, cold-smoked, and pressed into a casing.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Waterloo (Iowa) Times-Tribune. From German Lachsschinken from Lachs salmon + Schinken ham, with reference to the bright pink colour of the ham, which resembles that of smoked salmon.

Pronunciation

lachsschinken

/ˈlaksˌʃɪŋkən/