a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.

Origin of salami

1850–55; < Italian, plural of salame < Vulgar Latin *salāmen, equivalent to *salā(re) to salt + Latin -men noun suffix; see sal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for salami

ham, turkey, bologna, lunchmeat

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British Dictionary definitions for salami



a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic

Word Origin for salami

C19: from Italian, plural of salame, from Vulgar Latin salāre (unattested) to salt, from Latin sal salt
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Word Origin and History for salami

"salted, flavored Italian sausage," 1852, from Italian salami, plural of salame "spiced pork sausage," from Vulgar Latin *salamen, from *salare "to salt," from Latin sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

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