Mortadella meaning

môrtə-dĕlə
A heat-cured Italian sausage usually made of ground pork and cubes of pork fat and flavored with wine and spices.
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A type of Italian bologna.
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A smooth-textured Italian pork sausage with lumps of fat, flavoured with spices; eaten cold.
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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

  • From Italian mortadella, from Latin murtatum (“sausage seasoned with myrtle berries"), from myrtatum, from myrtus, from Ancient Greek μύρτον (murton).

    From Wiktionary