sau·​sage | \ ˈsȯ-sij How to pronounce sausage (audio) \

Definition of sausage

: a highly seasoned minced meat (such as pork) usually stuffed in casings of prepared animal intestine also : a link or patty of sausage

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Examples of sausage in a Sentence

Would you like any sausage? They bought sausages for the picnic.
Recent Examples on the Web Banter keeps its focus on sausage, poutine and sliders, with extensive beer and wine offerings. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Food Network includes Banter’s Polish Boy among best sandwiches in U.S.," 9 Jan. 2020 Flattery’s chefs also make a 10-inch vegetarian cauliflower crust pizza with Beyond Meat sausage, avocado, mozzarella and chickpeas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Flattery, an ‘Ameritalian’ pizza joint serving hot dogs, is open in Preston Center in Dallas," 9 Jan. 2020 The Super Topping pizza ($13.69 for a 10-inch pie) goes all-in with pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, Canadian bacon, olives, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and garlic. Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Pizza review: Big Lou’s Pizza on San Antonio’s South Side," 3 Jan. 2020 As vegan meats go mainstream and the competition gets fiercer, seitan sausages, taco crumbles and bacon are getting tastier — far more so than their old, bland health-food store brethren. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat," 31 Dec. 2019 The cast-iron platter arriving at our table without even a whisper of sizzle and the assorted meats — chicken, sausage, steak and shrimp — were slightly overcooked and tepid. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This new restaurant on Louisville's East End is serving up hit-and-miss Mexican cuisine," 31 Dec. 2019 The streets were dotted with vendors selling falafal and German-style sausages, Italian cafés and Greek tavernas. The Economist, "Yeoville Hard times and hotplates in the most diverse district in Africa," 18 Dec. 2019 Garlic, chives and onion Found in many festive foods like gravy, stuffing and sausages, all Allium species are poisonous to dogs. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "10 Christmas hazards all pet owners should be aware of," 12 Dec. 2019 Local specialties include: noodle soups, sausages, stinky tofu, and bubble tea. Mike Corey, National Geographic, "What do you learn traveling while female?," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sausage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sausage

Middle English sausige, from Anglo-French sauseche, saucis, from Late Latin salsicia, from Latin salsus salted — more at sauce

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The first known use of sausage was in the 15th century

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14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sausage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sausage

: spicy ground meat (such as pork) that is usually stuffed into a narrow tube of skin or made into a small flat cake


sau·​sage | \ ˈsȯ-sij How to pronounce sausage (audio) \

Kids Definition of sausage

1 : spicy ground meat (as pork) usually stuffed in casings
2 : a roll of sausage in a casing

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