saucisson

noun

sau·​cis·​son
¦sōsē¦sōⁿ
variants or less commonly saucisse
sōˈsēs
plural saucissons
-ōⁿ(z)
also saucisses
-ēs(ə̇z)
1
: a tube of paper or canvas filled with powder and used as a fuse
2
: a large fascine

Word History

Etymology

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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“Saucisson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saucisson. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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