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‘Baccalà’ *(m) is dried salted cod. It is soaked before being cooked, and is used in numerous recipes across Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Italian word for fresh 'cod' is 'merluzzo'.
'Baccalà' is also found in Portuguese cuisine, where it goes by the name of 'baccalão'. The Spanish also have an almost identical word for dried salted cod – ‘bacalao’.
You stress the part of the word that is accented. The stress in an Italian word is usually on the penultimate (second to last) syllable, unless the word has only 2 syllables, in which case it's on the first syllable. The accent means that the stress is on a syllable that is not ordinarily stressed.
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