[suh-lah-mee] ,
a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.

1850–55; < Italian, plural of salame < Vulgar Latin *salāmen, equivalent to *salā(re) to salt + Latin -men noun suffix; see sal Unabridged
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salami (səˈlɑːmɪ)
a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic
[C19: from Italian, plural of salame, from Vulgar Latin salāre (unattested) to salt, from Latin sal salt]

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Word Origin & History

"salted, flavored It. sausage," 1852, from It. salami, pl. of salame "spiced pork sausage," from V.L. *salamen, from *salare "to salt," from L. sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see salt).
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Example sentences
We supplemented our menu with excellent store-bought goodies, from smoked
  salmon and salami to cheeses and chocolates.
The device rests on a tabletop and is housed in a small vacuum chamber about
  the size and shape of a five-foot-long salami.
Or heap a mound on a meat platter, and circle with paper-thin slices of salami.
Deli owners prepare to send tons of salami to troops.
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