sa·​la·​mi | \sə-ˈlä-mē \

Definition of salami 

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

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This pack from Portland’s beloved charcuterie includes bratwurst, franks, kielbasa, navarre and sopressata salami — and two beer koozies, just for fun. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 At dusk on Monday, Ms. Popova, the attendant, offered salami and mayonnaise sandwiches to hungry passengers in car No. New York Times, "For a 90-Minute Game, a Train Ride of 27 Hours," 26 June 2018 These include the 'First Lady' salami, which is made from a rare breed of local pig, chocolates, and beauty creams. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Honored With 'First Lady'-Branded Wines and Salami," 15 Mar. 2017 The inside’s like an Italian muffuletta, anchored by black olive tapenade with salami, ham, provolone, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and Italian dressing. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "5 San Antonio sandwiches to eat right now," 2 Apr. 2018 Don’t miss the house charcuterie platter (sourced from their nearby sandwich-charcuterie shop, Swine & Sons), which included unusual finds like venison salami and good duck ham. Craig Laban,, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 And Coffee Paolo has Gorgonzola, mozzarella, local honey and spicy salami, and is dusted with fine-ground imported coffee. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "He makes pizza. She’s the first lady. But they have something ‘extraordinary’ in common | Miami Herald," 7 Mar. 2018 Open since 1913, this family run shop selling wine, cheese, dried legumes, coffee, fresh and boxed pasta, salami, olive oil and more, is operated by the personable brothers Enrico and Agostino Caproni. Necee Regis,, "Resort’s Tuscany cooking class has all the right ingredients," 2 July 2018 Harmful organisms now show up in foods that were not considered a problem years ago, like raspberries, cantaloupe, ice cream, salami, scallions, parsley, apple cider and even toasted oat cereal. New York Times, "How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning," 28 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of salami

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


sa·​la·​mi | \sə-ˈlä-mē \

Kids Definition of salami

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

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