bologna [b uh- loh-nee, -n uh, - lohn-y uh] WORD ORIGIN noun a large seasoned sausage made of finely ground meat, usually beef and pork, that has been cooked and smoked. Origin of bologna 1555–65;
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British Dictionary definitions for bologna sausage noun mainly US and Canadian a large smoked sausage made of seasoned mixed meats Also called: baloney, boloney, (esp Brit) polony noun 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)
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Word Origin and History for bologna sausage n.
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.
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