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sausage (n.)

mid-15c., sawsyge, from Old North French saussiche (Modern French saucisse), from Vulgar Latin *salsica "sausage," from salsicus "seasoned with salt," from Latin salsus "salted," from past participle of Old Latin sallere "to salt," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (from PIE root *sal- "salt").

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Definitions of sausage

sausage (n.)
highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings;
sausage (n.)
a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon;
Synonyms: blimp / sausage balloon
From wordnet.princeton.edu