- 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.
- Aeronautics. a sausage-shaped observation balloon, formerly used in warfare.
Origin of sausage
Examples from the Web for sausage
Sage and sausage patty came next, served between cumin scented Buttermilk biscuits and smothered in a black pepper country gravy.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree
December 12, 2014
Lynchburg is a six-month-old German sausage and ale house in the heart of Panama's San Francisco neighborhood.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Poke center of Italian sausages with chopstick to make well, fill with chocolate syrup and twist the open end of the sausage.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
For over a decade, pork industry leaders held secret meetings to raise the price of sausage—but then someone squealed.Germany’s Sausage Cartel is the Wurst
July 17, 2014
It wrapped around her like a sausage casing, barely leaving room to breathe.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston
July 2, 2014
Like Montaigne and his sausage, I had now something to complain of, and I was happy.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.The Devil's Dictionary
In the meantime cut a sausage in thin slices and line a mould with it.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
The stuffing may be made without oysters; or force-meat or sausage may be used, mixed with crumbs of bread and yolks of eggs.
Schinken, and sausage, and prunes—any little thing that happens to be about.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
- 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
- an object shaped like a sausage
- aeronautics informal a captive balloon shaped like a sausage
- not a sausage nothing at all
Word Origin and History for sausage
mid-15c., sawsyge, from Old North French saussiche (Modern French saucisse), from Vulgar Latin *salsica "sausage," from salsicus "seasoned with salt," from Latin salsus "salted" (see sauce).