a highly spiced, salted sausage, orig. Italian, of pork and beef, or of beef alone
Origin of salamiIt, plural of salame, preserved meat, salt pork ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form salamen, for Late Latin salsamen, salted food ; from Classical Latin salsus: see sauce
Any of various highly spiced and salted sausages, made from beef or a mixture of pork and beef.
Origin of salamiItalian, pl. of salame, salami, from Vulgar Latin *salamen, from *salare, to salt, from Latin sal, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural salamis)