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kielbasa

[kil-bah-suh, keel-]
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noun, plural kiel·ba·sas, kiel·ba·sy [kil-bah-see, keel-] /kɪlˈbɑ si, kil-/.
  1. a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.

Origin of kielbasa

1950–55; < Polish kiełbasa, sausage, cognate with Czech klobása, dialectal Serbo-Croatian klobasa, Bulgarian kŭlbása, Russian kolbasá; ulterior origin obscure
Also called Polish sausage.
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British Dictionary definitions for kielbasa

kielbasa

esp Canadian kulbasa (kuːbɒˈsɒ, ˈkuːbɘsɒ)

noun
  1. a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin

Word Origin

from Polish kieɫbasa, Ukrainian kovbasa
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Word Origin and History for kielbasa

n.

1951, from Polish kiełbasa "sausage" (Russian kolbasa, Serbo-Croatian kobasica); perhaps from Turkish kulbasti, "grilled cutlet," literally "pressed on the ashes." Or perhaps, via Jewish butchers, from Hebrew kolbasar "all kinds of meat."

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