a large Italian sausage of pork, beef, and pork fat chopped fine, seasoned with garlic and pepper, cooked, and smoked.

Origin of mortadella

1605–15; < Italian < Latin murtāt(um) sausage seasoned with myrtle (murt(um) myrtle-berry + -ātum, neuter of -ātus -ate1) + -ella diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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