[ kil-bah-suh, keel- ]
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noun,plural kiel·ba·sas, kiel·ba·sy [kil-bah-see, keel-]. /kɪlˈbɑ si, kil-/.
  1. a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.

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Origin of kielbasa

First recorded in 1950–55; from Polish kiełbasa “sausage,” cognate with Czech klobása, dialectal Serbo-Croatian klobasa, Bulgarian kŭlbása, Russian kolbasá; further origin uncertain
  • Also called Polish sausage.

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British Dictionary definitions for kielbasa


esp Canadian kulbasa (kuːbɒˈsɒ, ˈkuːbɘsɒ)

/ (ˌkiːlˈbaːsɘ, ˌkɪlˈbaːsɘ) /

  1. a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin

Origin of kielbasa

from Polish kieɫbasa, Ukrainian kovbasa

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