Bolognese

[ boh-luh-neez, -nees, -luh n-yeez, -yees; for 2 also boh-luh n-yeyz, -yey-zee or, Italian, baw-law-nye-ze ]
/ ˌboʊ ləˈniz, -ˈnis, -lənˈyiz, -ˈyis; for 2 also ˌboʊ lənˈyeɪz, -ˈyeɪ zi or, Italian, ˌbɔ lɔˈnyɛ zɛ /

adjective

of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants.
Italian Cookery. served with a cream sauce typically containing prosciutto, ground beef, and cheese.
Fine Arts. noting a style or manner of painting developed in Bologna during the late 16th century by the Carracci, characterized chiefly by forms and colors derived from the Roman high renaissance and from the Venetians.

noun, plural Bo·lo·gnese.

a native or inhabitant of Bologna.

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Origin of Bolognese

From Italian, dating back to 1750–60; see origin at Bologna, -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for bolognese

Bolognese
/ (ˌbɒləˈniːz, -ˈneɪz) /

adjective

of or relating to Bologna or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Bologna
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