noun mor·ta·del·la \ˌmȯr-tə-ˈde-lə\

Definition of mortadella

  1. :  a large smoked sausage made of beef, pork, and pork fat and seasoned with pepper and garlic

Origin and Etymology of mortadella

Italian, from Latin murtatum sausage seasoned with myrtle berries, from murtus myrtle

First Known Use: 1613

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