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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“Saucisson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saucisson. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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