mortadella

noun
mor·​ta·​del·​la | \ ˌmȯr-tə-ˈde-lə How to pronounce mortadella (audio) \

Definition of mortadella

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

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On the white marble counter, a shiny red Berkel slicer cradles a tower of mortadella. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Chef Massimo Bottura’s New Italian Inn," 5 Feb. 2019 Layer half of soppressata on bottom half of bread, followed by half of capicola, half of mortadella, and half of provolone. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Sandwich You Need on Game Day," 25 Oct. 2015 Take the very impressive-looking muffaletta, stacked with mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami, and olive salad, the bottom bun splashed with balsamic vinegar. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain A sad state of the sandwich at Portage Park Italian deli Rosie's Sidekick," 9 July 2018 The French Quarter: Sopressata, mortadella, capicola, provolone, olives, olive oil. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 In Carmel, find a New Orleans-style muffaletta with mortadella, city ham, salame cotto, provolone, mozzarella, olive salad and giardiniera on a sesame roll. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 In a meat market, rows of aged prosciutto dangle from steel rods above displays of sausages, fresh cuts of meats, and an almost-holy litany of salumi: mortadella, prosciutto pratomagno, pancetta, coppa, lardo, mondiola, biruldu. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Resort’s Tuscany cooking class has all the right ingredients," 2 July 2018 Olives, lettuce, mozzarella, mortadella, salami, pesto ... Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 Formento's This Fulton Market Italian restaurant will debut it’s dog-friendly, flower-forward patio on Mother’s Day, as well as a prix-fixe brunch menu that includes lemon ricotta pancakes, mortadella and egg sandwich, and an antipasti omelette. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "25 Mother's Day brunch spots to wine and dine mom," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mortadella

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mortadella

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

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