sa·​la·​mi | \ sə-ˈlä-mē How to pronounce salami (audio) \

Definition of salami

: a highly seasoned sausage of pork and beef either dried or fresh

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In an effort to scare the young beast away, Daniels and the head chef threw a salami and dinner plates at the animal, according to the post. Fox News, "Alaska bear put down after breaking into fishing lodge in search of dinner," 4 July 2019 Room service, available until 9 p.m., included items like spicy salami focaccia and watermelon with feta cheese. Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018 His favorite is the Italian sub, which has Genoa salami, pepperoni, Virginia honey ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, deli mustard, and Italian dressing and seasoning. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They met working at a restaurant 30 years ago. This week, they opened their fourth Firehouse Subs.," 1 Aug. 2019 The tank is filled with various meats and salamis in different stages of curing, or salting. CBS News, "Chef Steve McHugh: The story and philosophy behind charcuterie restaurant "Cured"," 20 July 2019 Indiana State Fair food Here are 22 new food items coming to the fair: American Hero – A soft bung hosting a meat trio of Virginia ham, salami and pepperoni. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 15 July 2019 Here, the ducal Mattei family once replenished religious pilgrims undertaking the Visit of the Seven Churches with bread, wine, cheese, eggs, apples and salami. Washington Post, "Rome’s seven hills offer seven green respites from summer’s crowds," 12 July 2019 So, Lara used YouTube to learn how to roll salami roses. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "This new Louisville charcuterie board company is just too Gouda not to share," 11 July 2019 This meat category includes (but is not limited to) soppressata, prosciutto, speck, capicola, and any kind of salami. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "THIS is the Ultimate Italian Hoagie Meat Lineup," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of salami

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salami

Italian, plural of salame salami, from salare to salt, from sale salt, from Latin sal — more at salt

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The first known use of salami was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of salami

: a large, spicy, and dry sausage that is usually eaten cold


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Kids Definition of salami

: a large spicy sausage of pork and beef that is usually eaten cold

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