Definition of sausage in English:

sausage

noun

  • 1A cylindrical length of minced and seasoned pork, beef, or other meat encased in a skin, typically sold raw to be grilled, boiled, or fried before eating.

    • ‘This box for four came with moreish sausages, slightly flavourless burgers, good steaks, chicken drumsticks.’
    • ‘She could smell bacon and sausages grilling in the distance and the smell of stew.’
    • ‘Take half a pound of pork sausages from the freezer and thaw in microwave.’
    • ‘Though our story is about poultry, it could just as easily be about the pork chop, sausages, or salami sticks in your shopping basket.’
    • ‘Place the pork, bacon, sausages, and chopped yellow onion in a large baking pan.’
    • ‘Another popular dish is botillo, composed of minced pork and sausages.’
    • ‘What goes into sausages is top quality meat, cut away when we chop the prime joints from a carcass and then trim the special cuts in the shop.’
    • ‘I had a soft, steaming mound of it with some of the butcher's pork and leek sausages the other day, but it would have gone just as well with a Sunday roast.’
    • ‘In medieval Europe pork was certainly the meat most used in sausages, and pepper was the most common spice.’
    • ‘Monday was the day for boudin; Tuesday for andouillettes and chitterling sausages.’
    • ‘The centrepiece is a bowl of stewed black beans, pork on the bone, pork sausages, chunks of beef, and garlic fried to a crispy gold.’
    • ‘Fry the sausage, or grill if you prefer (I do not), till the skin is golden brown with a few black patches, and swollen to bursting.’
    • ‘Where do you find the best value baked beans, sausages, ketchup and white sliced bread?’
    • ‘A chef was stationed at one end to cook omelettes and serve bacon, sausages and black pudding.’
    • ‘I would also be happy to drink this midweek with sausages or grilled lamb chops.’
    • ‘It would be a delicious side for sausages, roasted pork, or roasted chicken, and it would make a welcome bed for a poached egg.’
    • ‘This simple pasta dish combines pork sausages with fresh fennel bulbs in a soft, subtly anise-flavoured sauce for spaghetti.’
    • ‘There was a hot breakfast, a choice of bacon, eggs, toast, spaghetti, baked beans, porridge sausages and hash browns.’
    • ‘Squeeze the sausage meat out of the sausages and discard the skins.’
    • ‘There was a man in the kitchen grilling sausages when he arrived in search of breakfast.’
    1. 1.1 Minced and seasoned meat that has been encased in a skin and cooked or preserved, sold mainly to be eaten cold in slices.
      ‘smoked German sausage’
      • ‘This is one of my favourite country soups, based on the classic French garbure, a rustic dish of cabbage, bacon and sliced sausage.’
      • ‘You've got crusty Italian bread slices topped with pepper jelly and andouille sausage in the middle.’
      • ‘Slice the chorizo sausages thickly, on the diagonal.’
      • ‘Slice up pieces of Italian sausage onto a bed of lentils.’
      • ‘The menu here is diverse and includes albacore ceviche, crispy pizza with chorizo sausage, and Muscovy duck confit with white beans.’
      • ‘The slices of deep red sausage had the pungent flavour of barbecued pork, quite similar to a sweet beef jerky.’
      • ‘Pigs are usually slaughtered before Christmas, smoked, made into sausage, and preserved for use throughout the year.’
      • ‘The sandwich is a slice of black or white bread with butter and cheese or sausage, slices of fresh tomato, radish, or cucumber.’
      • ‘A craving for smoked sausages and cabbage rolls can definitely be satisfied here.’
      • ‘This is a seasoned smoked sausage made of mixed meats, such as beef, pork, and veal.’
      • ‘The cooked turkey ham or smoked turkey sausage can be quickly sliced onto an entrée.’
      • ‘‘They also kept the customs of smoking fish and smoking sausage, which they called kielbasa,’ Ray says.’
      • ‘Roggen or rye beers make suitable escorts for the highly spiced style of pastrami, fennel, or pepper riddled salami and sausage.’
      • ‘Mortadella originated in Bologna, and is made with ground heat-cured pork sausage with lard pieces, then flavored with garlic and anise seed.’
      • ‘The buffet is packed with stuff like sirloin, pork, shrimp, calamari, chicken, andouille and smoked sausage, as well as hamburger and hot dogs.’
      • ‘I was delighted to find a wide selection of smoked meats, patés, prosciutto, sausages and cheeses.’
      • ‘Try salty, spicy or smoked meats, such as ham, sausage, cold cuts or wieners.’
      • ‘They come with a spicy dipping sauce and rounds of thinly sliced liverwurst-style sausage.’
      • ‘A good selection of chorizo - spicy cured pork sausage - is now available here, although some are spicier than others.’
      • ‘All had a big hearth in the kitchen with an overhanging chimney used to smoke hams and sausage as well as to cook and heat.’
    2. 1.2usually as modifier Used in references to the characteristic cylindrical shape of sausages.
      ‘mold into a sausage shape’
      • ‘He saw the soldiers and the land-girls, the silver sausage shapes of the barrage balloons in the sky, the occasional flight of marauder or defender aeroplanes droning aloft.’
      • ‘Scoop out on to a large sheet of cling-film and, using well-washed hands, shape into a long sausage shape about 5cm thick.’
      • ‘Roll the rabbit in a sausage shape and take the serrano ham.’
      • ‘The Tudors got over this by wrapping the mixture in the gut of a pig and cooking it in a sausage shape.’
      • ‘Twist the ends like a cracker and then roll the parcel backwards and forwards to create a sausage shape about the thickness of a 50p piece.’
      • ‘Tie the ends tightly with string to form the foie gras into a sausage shape.’
      • ‘Wet your hands well with cold water, and form the mixture into small, flattened sausage shapes about 8cm long.’
      • ‘Form into sausage shapes and use to fill the courgettes.’
      • ‘She had golden blonde hair worn in thick sausage curls.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old Northern French saussiche, from medieval Latin salsicia, from Latin salsus ‘salted’ (see sauce).

Pronunciation

sausage

/ˈsɔsɪdʒ//ˈsôsij/