Pronunciation: [jah-MOHN; khah-MOHN]
Spanish for "ham." Jamón Serrano (see Serrano ham) and Jamón Ibérico (see Iberico ham) are the two most well-known Spanish hams.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.