A heat-cured Italian sausage usually made of ground pork and cubes of pork fat and flavored with wine and spices.
A type of Italian bologna.
Origin of mortadella
- Italian feminine diminutive of murtato seasoned with myrtle berries from Latin myrtātus, murtātus from myrtus, myrta myrtle myrtle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition