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[an-doo-ee, ahn-dwee; French ahn-doo-yuh]
  1. a spicy, smoked pork sausage, with garlic and Cajun seasonings.
  2. a spicy, black-skinned chitterlings sausage.
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Origin of andouille

1600–05; < French < Old French andoille < Vulgar Latin inductilia (unattested) “stuffed (things, foods)” < inductilis (unattested) “made by insertion, stuffed” < Latin inductus, past participle of indūcere “to lead in, draw in”; see induct
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  1. a spicy smoked pork sausage with a blackish skin
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Word Origin and History for andouille


type of sausage, c.1600, from French andouille (12c.), from Latin inductilia, neuter plural of inductilis, from inducere "to load or put in" (see induct). The original notion was perhaps of the filling "introduced" into the sausage.

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