bologna

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

Definition of bologna

: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 play \bə-ˈnō-nē-ə\

Definition of Bologna

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

Bolognan

play \bə-ˈlō-nyən\ or 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

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


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