bologna

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noun bo·lo·gna \bə-ˈlō-nē also -nyə, -nə\
variants: or less commonly

\bə-ˈlō-nē\

Definition of bologna

  1. :  a large smoked sausage of beef, veal, and pork; also :  a sausage made (as of turkey) to resemble bologna

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Origin and Etymology of bologna

short for Bologna sausage, from Bologna, Italy


Bologna

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geographical name Bo·lo·gna \bō-ˈlō-nyä\
variants: or ancient

Bononia

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Definition of Bologna

  1. commune in northern Italy at the foot of the Apennines; capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna population 379,964

Bolognan

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Bolognese

play \ˌbō-lə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs, -ˈnyēz, -ˈnyēs\ adjective or noun

BOLOGNA Defined for English Language Learners

bologna

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Definition of bologna for English Language Learners

  • : a wide cooked sausage that is cut into thin pieces and eaten in sandwiches


BOLOGNA Defined for Kids

bologna

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noun bo·lo·gna \bə-ˈlō-nē\

Definition of bologna for Students

  1. :  a large smoked sausage usually made of beef, veal, and pork



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