- a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked.
Origin of bologna
- mainly US and Canadian a large smoked sausage made of seasoned mixed meatsAlso called: baloney, boloney, (esp Brit) polony
- 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)
- Giovanni da Bologna See Giambologna
Word Origin and History for bologna sausage
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.