Sausages on the grill.
- Sausage is chopped and seasoned meat, especially pork, usually stuffed into a casing.
An example of sausage is salami.
Origin of sausageMiddle English sausige ; from Norman French saussiche, for Old French saulcisse ; from Vulgar Latin salsicia ; from Classical Latin salsus: see sauce
- Finely chopped and seasoned meat, especially pork, usually stuffed into a prepared animal intestine or other casing and cooked or cured.
- A small cylinder-shaped serving of this meat.
Origin of sausageMiddle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman sausiche, from Vulgar Latin *salsīcia, from Late Latin, neuter pl. of salsīcius, prepared by salting, from salsus, salted; see sauce.
(countable and uncountable, plural sausages)
From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare JÃ¨rriais saÃ»ciche), from Late Latin salsÄ«cia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsÄ«cius (“seasoned with salt"), derivative of Latin salsus (“salted"), from sal (“salt"). More at salt.