Definition of mortadella in English:

mortadella

Syllabification: mor·ta·del·la
Pronunciation: /ˌmôrtəˈdelə
 
/

noun

  • A type of light pink, smooth-textured Italian sausage containing pieces of fat, typically served in slices.
    More example sentences
    • At the deli counter or in the refrigerator case: Cured meats such as prosciutto, coppa, mortadella, salami, and Italian sausage
    • His antipasto misto was an impressive-looking plate-filling selection of cold meats and salad, featuring salami, mortadella and parma ham, which she set about with gusto before pronouncing herself full and happy.
    • There's a choice of Italian cold cuts - you know the list, capicollo to mortadella to prosciutto - served on crusty fresh bread.

Origin

Italian diminutive, formed irregularly from Latin murtatum '(sausage) seasoned with myrtle berries'.

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