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mortadella

[mawr-tuh-del-uh] /ˌmɔr təˈdɛl ə/
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1.
a large Italian sausage of pork, beef, and pork fat chopped fine, seasoned with garlic and pepper, cooked, and smoked.
Origin of mortadella
1605-1615
1605-15; < Italian < Latin murtāt(um) sausage seasoned with myrtle (murt(um) myrtle-berry + -ātum, neuter of -ātus -ate1) + -ella diminutive suffix
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