Definition of Virginia ham in US English:

Virginia ham


  • A smoke-cured ham from a hog fed on peanuts and corn.

    • ‘One day, I'll spring for a spiral cut or Virginia ham and she can feast on it.’
    • ‘Frankenbrow looks at Kendall as if she were yesterday's Virginia ham.’
    • ‘Yunnan ham, the finest of Chinese hams, is made by a supposedly secret process, but is similar to a Virginia ham in its relative leanness.’
    • ‘That was just one course of the party fare that included Virginia ham, cheese biscuits, seafood gumbo, salmon, a wealth of side dishes and an array of sophisticated Mexican food.’
    • ‘‘Harry, just do me one favor, okay? ‘she smiled, and then with an amused tone in her voice said, ‘Fly by Smithfield and pick up a Virginia ham.’’