- Sausage is chopped and seasoned meat, especially pork, usually stuffed into a casing.
An example of sausage is salami.
Sausages on the grill.
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 Jèrriais saûciche), from Late Latin salsīcia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsīcius (“seasoned with salt”), derivative of Latin salsus (“salted”), from sal (“salt”). More at salt.