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bologna

[buh-loh-nee, -nuh, -lohn-yuh] /bəˈloʊ ni, -nə, -ˈloʊn yə/
noun
1.
a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked.
Also called bologna sausage.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; after Bologna, Italy
Can be confused
bologna, baloney.

Bologna

[buh-lohn-yuh; Italian baw-law-nyah] /bəˈloʊn yə; Italian bɔˈlɔ nyɑ/
noun
1.
Giovanni da
[jee-uh-vah-nee duh;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni də;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Jean de Boulogne; Giambologna) c1525–1608, Italian sculptor, born in France.
2.
a city in N Italy.
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British Dictionary definitions for bologna

Bologna1

/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001) Ancient name Bononia (bəˈnəʊnɪə)

Bologna2

/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
Giovanni da Bologna, See Giambologna
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Word Origin and History for bologna
n.

1850, variant of bologna sausage (1590s), named for the city in Italy, whose name is from Latin Bononia, which either represents Gaulish bona "foundation, fortress," or Boii, the name of the Gaulish people who occupied the region 4c. B.C.E. Also see baloney.

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