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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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 Olives, lettuce, mozzarella, mortadella, salami, pesto ... Chicago Tribune,, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 Each hoagie is an 8-inch Italian sandwich roll made with pepperoni, salami, shaved ham and provolone cheese. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Chili Cook-Off puts spice into tasters' day: Olmsted Dates and Data," 29 Jan. 2018 Peter Quinn would never have been caught dead in it, and the cast and crew took note, diving for their smartphones as Mr. Friend sauntered over to the craft services table for some salami. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Rupert Friend Is Tired of Killing," 14 June 2018 The salami is getting shorter, and Trump’s final demands are drawing closer. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "President Trump Is Taking Control of the Mueller Probe in Slices," 29 May 2018 This cardiologist's nightmare comes stacked with salami, capicola, turkey, roast beef, ham, provolone cheese, vegetables, oil and vinegar and mayo. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Freaking big! Jimmy John's goes 16 inches on sandwiches packing up to 2,190 calories," 7 June 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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