Muffuletta meaning

mŭfə-lŏtə, -lĕt-
A sandwich consisting of a large round roll of Italian bread split in half and filled with layers of hard salami, ham, provolone, and olive salad.
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A sandwich of cold meats, cheese, and olive salad on a large, round roll: it originated in New Orleans.
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A type of Sicilian bread.
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A type of sandwich, typically made in New Orleans, made using that bread.
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Origin of muffuletta

  • Sicilian large circular bread roll with a hollow center probably from diminutive of Italian Italian muffola mitten, muffle of a kiln probably from Old French moufle mitten probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition