kielbasy


< /kɪlˈbɑ si, kil-/.

  1. a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.

noun

  1. a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin
n.

1951, from Polish kiełbasa “sausage” (Russian kolbasa, Serbo-Croatian kobasica); perhaps from Turkish kulbasti, “grilled cutlet,” literally “pressed on the ashes.” Or perhaps, via Jewish butchers, from Hebrew kolbasar “all kinds of meat.”

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