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 The Mucci's Special doughscuit comes with chocolate glaze, whipped mascarpone and fried salami. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Our Minnesota State Fair food wish list for 2021," 2 Sep. 2020 And for good reason: Chefs whip ricotta with ’nduja (en-doo-ya), a spicy salami that’s soft enough to be spreadable (or, in this case, whippable), thanks to the high amounts of ground pork fat in the mixture. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Chicago’s best pizzas — 27 pies across all styles," 27 Aug. 2020 Specials include salami and eggs and grits, and chocolate-chip pancakes. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Eat at Joe’s: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 2 Mar. 2019 While anything is possible in the tumultuous world of Israeli politics, what changes come are likely to be modest and incremental—more like slicing a salami than swallowing large new additions in a huge gulp. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Netanyahu Needs to Slice the Annexation Salami," 1 July 2020 The standard option is the A&D Picnic ($45 per person), featuring potato chips, salami, bread, a hunk of cheese and a small plate of vegetables for dipping in hummus, tzatziki and muhammara. Esther Mobley,, "Is it worth it to go wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma amid coronavirus?," 24 June 2020 Pick up some salami, prosciutto and crusty bread or crackers. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "How to Have a Picnic, Safely," 9 May 2020 Pick a protein Bring on the deli meats (salami! prosciutto! mortadella!) and tinned fish (anchovies! octopus! mussels escabeche!), and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Snack Plates Are the Low-Key Dinner Strategy We Need Right Now," 24 Apr. 2020 All of the tweaks make for a pretty great sub, stacked with thick slices of mortadella, capicola, salami and provolone. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to find the best Italian sub sandwiches in Los Angeles," 14 Mar. 2020

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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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10 Sep 2020

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“Salami.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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