A spicy smoked Polish sausage.
A type of Polish smoked sausage, flavored with garlic, etc.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kielbasa
- Polish kiełbasa from East and West Slavic kŭlbasa from East Turkic kül bassï grilled cutlet from Turkic kül bastï kül coals, ashes bastï pressed (meat) (from basmaq to press)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition