a highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage containing much garlic
also sp. lin·gui′sa
Origin of linguicaPortuguese
A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage flavored with garlic, paprika, and other spices.
Origin of linguicaPortuguese from Old Portuguese linguaínça from Vulgar Latin longānicia a type of sausage alteration ( influenced by Latin longus long ) ( and possibly longāvō, longāvōn- rectum, a type of sausage ) of Latin lūcānica Lucanian-style smoked sausage from Lūcānia Lucania (ancient region of southern Italy)
- Alternative form of linguica.