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, onions, and pepper.
Origin of linguicaPortuguese, from Old Portuguese linguaínça, from Vulgar Latin *longanicia, a type of sausage, alteration (influenced by Latin longus, long, and possibly longav&omacron;, longav&omacron;n-, rectum, a type of sausage) of Latin l&umacron;canica, Lucanian-style smoked sausage, from L&umacron;cania, Lucania (ancient region of southern Italy).
- Alternative form of linguica.