smallgoods

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

small +‎ goods

Noun[edit]

smallgoods (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) Cooked, dried, cured and otherwise processed meat products, such as salami; manufactured meats. [from 19thC]
    He worked at a smallgoods manufacturer.
    • 2000, Peter Cerexhe, John Ashton, Risky Foods, Safer Choices: Avoiding Food Poisoning, page 47,
      Some smallgoods are cooked to kill harmful micro-organisms, but cooking changes the taste and texture of the food.
    • 2001, John Spriggs, Grant Isaac, Food Safety and International Competitiveness: The Case of Beef, page 112,
      The Garibaldi incident has also been credited with a change in culture among smallgoods manufacturers in Australia.
    • 2010, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, Make It Safe: A Guide to Food Safety, page 124,
      The types of smallgoods discussed include uncooked and cooked fermented meats, cured meats and fish, and some specialty products such as pâté.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used attributively.