[kil-bah-suh, keel-]
noun, plural kielbasas, kielbasy [kil-bah-see, keel-] .
a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.
Also called Polish sausage.

1950–55; < Polish kiełbasa, sausage, cognate with Czech klobása, dialectal Serbo-Croatian klobasa, Bulgarian kŭlbása, Russian kolbasá; ulterior origin obscure Unabridged
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kielbasa or esp (Canadian) kulbasa (ˌkiːlˈbaːsɘ, ˌkɪlˈbaːsɘ, kuːbɒˈsɒ, ˈkuːbɘsɒ)
a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin
[from Polish kieɫbasa, Ukrainian kovbasa]
kulbasa or esp (Canadian) kulbasa
[from Polish kieɫbasa, Ukrainian kovbasa]

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Word Origin & History

1953, from Pol. kielbasa "sausage" (Rus. kolbasa, SCr. kobasica); perhaps from Turk. kulbasti, "grilled cutlet," lit. "pressed on the ashes." Or perhaps, via Jewish butchers, from Heb. kolbasar "all kinds of meat."
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