Definition of saucisson in US English:



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

    • ‘I will miss all of you dearly, and I will think of you when I am sipping wine, slicing saucissons and wearing my beret.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Next to that there's a mound of smoked salmon, thin curls of air-dried ham and artisan-looking saucisson and soft cheeses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Although I just wanted ham and cheese, Fred needed a saucisson sec which was a little more elusive.’
    • ‘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 learnt how to make saucisson, cure ham and make a good black pudding.’


French, literally ‘large sausage’.