Thick slices of salami.
salami definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Italian 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
salami definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. sa·la·mis
Origin: Italian, pl. of salame, salami, from Vulgar Latin *salāmen, from *salāre, to salt, from Latin sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.