Bolognese

adjective
Bo·​lo·​gnese | \ ˌbō-lə-ˈn(y)ēz , -ˈn(y)āz, -ˈn(y)ēs, -ˈn(y)ās; -ˈn(y)ā-zē, -sē\

Definition of Bolognese

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Bologna, Italy
2 : being or prepared with tomato sauce flavored with meat

First Known Use of Bolognese

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Bolognese was circa 1730

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