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salami

[suh-lah-mee] /səˈlɑ mi/
noun
1.
a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.
Origin of salami
1850-1855
1850-55; < Italian, plural of salame < Vulgar Latin *salāmen, equivalent to *salā(re) to salt + Latin -men noun suffix; see sal
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salami

/səˈlɑːmɪ/
noun
1.
a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, plural of salame, from Vulgar Latin salāre (unattested) to salt, from Latin sal salt
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n.

"salted, flavored Italian sausage," 1852, from Italian salami, plural of salame "spiced pork sausage," from Vulgar Latin *salamen, from *salare "to salt," from Latin sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

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