mortadella(redirected from Martadella)
A heat-cured Italian sausage usually made of ground pork and cubes of pork fat and flavored with wine and spices.
[Italian, feminine diminutive of murtato, seasoned with myrtle berries, from Latin myrtātus, murtātus, from myrtus, myrta, myrtle; see myrtle.]
a type of smooth-textured Italian pork sausage containing pieces of fat, usually eaten thinly sliced and cold
mor•ta•del•la(ˌmɔr təˈdɛl ə)
n., pl. -las.
a large Italian sausage of pork, beef, and pork fat, seasoned with garlic and pepper, cooked, and smoked.
[1605–15; < Italian < Latin murtāt(um) sausage seasoned with myrtle + -ella diminutive suffix]