sausage

[saw-sij or, esp. British, sos-ij]
noun
1.
minced pork, beef, or other meats, often combined, together with various added ingredients and seasonings, usually stuffed into a prepared intestine or other casing and often made in links.
2.
Aeronautics. a sausage-shaped observation balloon, formerly used in warfare.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English sausige < dialectal Old French sausiche < Late Latin salsīcia, neuter plural of salsīcius seasoned with salt, derivative of Latin salsus salted. See sauce, -itious

sausagelike, adjective
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sausage (ˈsɒsɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  finely minced meat, esp pork or beef, mixed with fat, cereal or bread, and seasonings (sausage meat), and packed into a tube-shaped animal intestine or synthetic casing
2.  an object shaped like a sausage
3.  informal aeronautics a captive balloon shaped like a sausage
4.  not a sausage nothing at all
 
[C15: from Old Norman French saussiche, from Late Latin salsīcia, from Latin salsus salted; see sauce]
 
'sausage-like
 
adj

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sausage
c.1450, sawsyge, from O.N.Fr. saussiche (fr. saucisse), from V.L. *salsica "sausage," from salsicus "seasoned with salt," from L. salsus "salted" (see sauce).
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Example sentences
Andouille sausage or another smoked meat is often added for additional depth of
  flavor.
Drain off the fat and put the sausage meat into a mixing bowl.
She jealously punishes her sister by feeding her a sausage of human feces to
  protest her sister's larger portions of meat.
Everything has an end except a sausage which has two.
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