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Russian sausage making


From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare Norman saûciche), from Late Latin salsīcia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsīcius ‎(seasoned with salt), derivative of Latin salsus ‎(salted), from sal ‎(salt). More at salt.



sausage ‎(countable and uncountable, plural sausages)

  1. A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a section of the animal's intestine, or in a similarly cylindrical shaped synthetic casing; a length of this food.
  2. A sausage-shaped thing.
  3. (vulgar slang) Penis.
  4. A term of endearment.
    my little sausage
    Silly sausage.
  5. (military, archaic) A saucisse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of 1881, Thomas Wilhelm, "A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer" to this entry?)


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