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A city of north-central Italy at the foot of the Apennines north-northeast of Florence. It was originally an Etruscan town and became a Roman colony in the second century bc. Its famed university was founded as a law school in 1088.


 (bə-lō′nē, -nə, -nyə) also ba·lo·ney or bo·lo·ney (-nē)
A large sausage of finely ground pork or other meat, usually served as a cold cut.

[After Bologna.]


(bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa)
(Placename) a city in N Italy, at the foot of the Apennines: became a free city in the Middle Ages; university (1088). Pop: 371 217 (2001). Ancient name: Bononia


(bəˈləʊnjə; Italian boˈloɲɲa)
(Biography) Giovanni da Bologna See Giambologna


(bəˈloʊ ni, -nə, -ˈloʊn yə)

a cooked and smoked sausage made usu. of finely ground beef and pork.
[1555–65; after Bologna]


(bəˈloʊn yə)

a city in N Italy. 459,080.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bologna - the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy to the east of the Apennines
Emilia-Romagna - a region of north central Italy on the Adriatic
2.bologna - large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
polony - another name for Bologna sausage


[bəˈləʊnjə] NBolonia f


, bologna sausage
n (Cook) → Mortadella f
References in classic literature ?
Those who were still older, and could reach the tables, marched about munching contentedly at meat bones and bologna sausages.
So, bit by bit, the feast takes form--there is a ham and a dish of sauerkraut, boiled rice, macaroni, bologna sausages, great piles of penny buns, bowls of milk, and foaming pitchers of beer.
In reality, true nature is as difficult to be met with in authors, as the Bayonne ham, or Bologna sausage, is to be found in the shops.
To emphasize his remarks, he pulled out a gold-sack the size of a bologna sausage and thumped it down on the bar.
So saying, he slammed a sack of gold dust of the size of a bologna sausage down upon the bar.