[ sur-vuh-lat, -lah, ser- ]
/ ˈsɜr vəˌlæt, -ˌlɑ, ˈsɛr- /
a type of smoked sausage made of beef or pork, fat, and seasonings: originally made of brains.
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Also cer·ve·las [suhr-vuh-lah, ser-]. /ˈsʌr vəˌlɑ, ˈsɛr-/.
Origin of cervelat
1605–15; French (now obsolete); see saveloy
Words nearby cervelat
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Example sentences from the Web for cervelat
Cervelat: This sausage is made of finest pork chopped fine, smoked and air dried.
British Dictionary definitions for cervelat
/ (ˈsɜːvəˌlæt, -ˌlɑː) /
a smoked sausage made from pork and beef
Word Origin for cervelat
C17: via obsolete French from Italian cervellata
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