Definition of saucisson in English:



  • A large, thick French sausage, typically firm in texture and flavored with herbs.

    • ‘In a wood-fired oven by the entrance a well-practised chef turns out gallettes auvergnates, delicate pizza-like tarts whose base is akin to water biscuit, whose top comprises ham, saucisson, cantal, mushrooms and egg.’
    • ‘I also took the opportunity to stock up on some splendid olives, bread, saucissons and cheese, the last of which I'll have to make sure is gone before the weekend.’
    • ‘I will miss all of you dearly, and I will think of you when I am sipping wine, slicing saucissons and wearing my beret.’
    • ‘I learnt how to make saucisson, cure ham and make a good black pudding.’
    • ‘We came home laden with French and other foods including Amora mustard, Petit Suisse fromage frais, Cote d' Or chocolat, Duck Confit, saucissons, Merguez sausages, Gruyere cheese, Puget Olive Oil and a case of Chateau Neuf de Pape.’
    • ‘There are quite a few charcuterie stands, too, selling jambons and saucissons in all shapes and flavors.’
    • ‘I like wafer thin sandwich ham, the hot dog, a slice of just cut saucisson.’
    • ‘Next to that there's a mound of smoked salmon, thin curls of air-dried ham and artisan-looking saucisson and soft cheeses.’
    • ‘Although I just wanted ham and cheese, Fred needed a saucisson sec which was a little more elusive.’
    • ‘Whatever their final appearance, they won't be nearly as curious as the serving of sliced saucissons and fresh radishes that arrived at our table before the first course.’


French, literally ‘large sausage’.