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
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
Definition of Bologna
commune in northern Italy at the foot of the Apennines; capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna population 379,964
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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
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Definition of bologna for Students
: a large smoked sausage usually made of beef, veal, and pork
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