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bologna

[buh-loh-nee, -nuh, -lohn-yuh] /bəˈloʊ ni, -nə, -ˈloʊn yə/
noun
1.
a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked.
Also called bologna sausage.
Origin of bologna
1555-1565
1555-65; after Bologna, Italy
Can be confused
bologna, baloney.

Bologna

[buh-lohn-yuh; Italian baw-law-nyah] /bəˈloʊn yə; Italian bɔˈlɔ nyɑ/
noun
1.
Giovanni da
[jee-uh-vah-nee duh;; Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] /ˌdʒi əˈvɑ ni də;; Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Jean de Boulogne; Giambologna) c1525–1608, Italian sculptor, born in France.
2.
a city in N Italy.
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  • Her father, Olivo's half-brother, had been a physician in bologna.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • No wonder there is so much poverty in bologna and Florence.'

  • We had news of Giovanni, first from bologna and later from Ravenna, whither he was fled.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • That is what my brother has done with his wife at bologna and he has joined the Free Thinkers.

  • In the morning he gave notice of this circumstance to the Principals of bologna.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
British Dictionary definitions for bologna

Bologna1

/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001) Ancient name Bononia (bəˈnəʊnɪə)

Bologna2

/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
noun
1.
Giovanni da Bologna, See Giambologna
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Word Origin and History for bologna
n.

1850, variant of bologna sausage (1590s), named for the city in Italy, whose name is from Latin Bononia, which either represents Gaulish bona "foundation, fortress," or Boii, the name of the Gaulish people who occupied the region 4c. B.C.E. Also see baloney.

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