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

Examples of salami in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Olympia Provisions salami bouquet ($50-85) for your partner in pork. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2021 Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella tied to Citterio-brand salami snacks sold nationwide has now sickened 31 people in 10 states. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2021 Skip the usual loaf and lace your cornbread with salty salami. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appetit, 4 Oct. 2021 It’s a wiener wrapped in capicola, mortadella, salami and provolone tucked neatly into a cocoon of pizza dough. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2021 People who became sick reported eating salami, prosciutto and other deli meats that can be found in antipasto or charcuterie assortments before their illness. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021 Wild-boar salami and a minty lift to the cherries can be felt in the back of the throat, and then sweet fennel seeds, plums, and pipe tobacco rise from the glass as well. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 8 June 2021 The risk of getting a cramp from too much salami is low. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 20 July 2021 Think food trucks, street art, and cool concept shops selling everything from chocolate salami to funky reversible lamp shades. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2021

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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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“Salami.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of salami

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


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

Kids Definition of salami

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

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