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 Fall is apple season, and a favorite pairing for the fruit is sweet Italian sausage. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2021 Otherwise one of the best dishes is a duck trio with the breast, confit of the leg and a foie gras sausage with sweet-sour pomegranate gastric to cut the fattiness ($52). John Mariani, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 In one of funniest scenes in the book, at a Normandy bistro, Tucci and his companions, including Meryl Streep, rashly order andouillette, a mysterious French sausage. Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2021 Andouillette is a French sausage sometimes made with a cow’s colon. Alex Marshall, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2021 The ad showed an index finger and a thumb appearing to pinch a sausage. Jake Kwon, CNN, 2 Oct. 2021 At Orlando Meats, experimental sausage is often the rule, but the blood hot dog is just a blood sausage, something familiar to cultures around the world, from Europe to Asia and Latin America. Amy Drew Thompson,, 1 Sep. 2021 She’s here for a lemonade from Lemonade Junkeez and a Philly cheesesteak Polish sausage from A Train Station. Bob Carlton |, al, 10 Aug. 2021 Southern gravy recipe is unusual because of its use of goetta, a German breakfast sausage. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021

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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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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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