sa·​la·​mi sə-ˈlä-mē How to pronounce salami (audio)
: a highly seasoned sausage of pork and beef either dried or fresh

Examples of salami in a Sentence

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Word History


borrowed from Italian, plural of salame "cured salted and seasoned pork sausage," from sale "salt" (going back to Latin sal-, sāl) + -ame "things made from or containing (the material denoted by the preceding element)," going back to Latin -āmen, from -ā-, verb stem formative + -men, resultative noun suffix — more at salt entry 1

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salami was in 1850

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“Salami.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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sa·​la·​mi sə-ˈläm-ē How to pronounce salami (audio)
: highly seasoned sausage of pork and beef

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