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[buh-loh-nee, -nuh, -lohn-yuh] /bəˈloʊ ni, -nə, -ˈloʊn yə/
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
1555-65; after Bologna, Italy
Can be confused
bologna, baloney.


[buh-lohn-yuh; Italian baw-law-nyah] /bəˈloʊn yə; Italian bɔˈlɔ nyɑ/
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.
a city in N Italy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So they agreed to leave the train at bologna and take the mountain pass.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • That was why the learned men of bologna had gathered together this afternoon.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • After studying under the Jesuits in his native city and at bologna he entered the society in 1736.

  • There is not even a public coach to bologna till to-morrow morning.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • The “Historia Monstrorum,” was published in folio at bologna in 1642, and is full of the most extraordinary animal forms.

    Myth-Land F. Edward Hulme
British Dictionary definitions for bologna


/bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa/
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)


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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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