kielbasa [kēl bä′sə, kil-; kə bä′-]
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noun pl. kielbasi or kielbasas
a type of Polish smoked sausage, flavored with garlic, etc.
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A spicy smoked Polish sausage.
Origin: Polish kiełbasa, from East and West Slavic *kŭlbasa, from East Turkic kül bassï, grilled cutlet, from Turkic kül bastï : kül, coals, ashes + bastï, pressed (meat) (from basmaq, to press).