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Pancetta vs. Speck

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Pancettanoun

A cured belly or pork; bacon.

Specknoun

A tiny spot, especially of dirt etc.

‘a tiny speck of soot’;

Pancetta

Pancetta (Italian pronunciation: [panˈtʃetta]) is a salume made of pork belly meat that is salt-cured. Pancetta in Italy is typically cooked to add depth to soups and pastas.

Specknoun

A very small thing; a particle; a whit.

‘He has not a speck of money.’;

Specknoun

(fish) A small etheostomoid fish, Etheostoma stigmaeum, common in the eastern United States.

Specknoun

Fat; lard; fat meat.

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Specknoun

(uncountable) A juniper-flavoured ham originally from Tyrol.

Specknoun

The blubber of whales or other marine mammals.

Specknoun

The fat of the hippopotamus.

Speckverb

(transitive) To mark with specks; to speckle.

‘paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture’;

Specknoun

The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus.

Specknoun

A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit.

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Specknoun

A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money.

‘Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean.’;

Specknoun

A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmæa) common in the Eastern United States.

Speckverb

To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.

‘Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold.’;

Specknoun

a very small spot;

‘the plane was just a speck in the sky’;

Specknoun

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Specknoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

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Speckverb

produce specks in or on;

‘speck the cloth’;

Speck

Speck is smoked or pickled pork belly. In Germany, speck is pork fat with or without some meat in it.

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