saucisson

noun
sau·​cis·​son | \¦sōsē¦sōⁿ\
variants: or less commonly saucisse \sōˈsēs \
plural saucissons\-​ōⁿ(z) \ also saucisses\-​ēs(ə̇z) \

Definition of saucisson 

1 : a tube of paper or canvas filled with powder and used as a fuse

2 : a large fascine

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History and Etymology for saucisson

saucisson from French, from Italian salsiccione, augmentative of salsiccia large sausage, powder bag shaped like a sausage, from Late Latin salsicia sausage; saucisse from French, from Late Latin salsicia

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