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[sur-vuh-lat, -lah, ser-]
  1. a type of smoked sausage made of beef or pork, fat, and seasonings: originally made of brains.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
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Historical Examples of cervelat

  • Cervelat: This sausage is made of finest pork chopped fine, smoked and air dried.

    Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913


British Dictionary definitions for cervelat


  1. a smoked sausage made from pork and beef
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Word Origin for cervelat

C17: via obsolete French from Italian cervellata
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