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A small sausage of highly seasoned fresh pork, usually served fried.
[German, from Middle High German brātwurst, from Old High German : brāto, meat; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots + wurst, sausage; see wurst.]
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bratwurst(ˈbrɑːtˌwɜːst; German ˈbraːtvurst)
(Cookery) a type of small pork sausage
[C20: German, from Old High German, from brāto meat + wurst sausage; related to Old Saxon brādo ham]
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brat•wurst(ˈbræt wɜrst, -wʊərst, -ˌvʊərʃt, ˈbrɑt-)
a sausage made of pork, spices, and herbs.
[1910–15; < German, =brat(en) to roast, bake + Wurst sausage]
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bratwurst- From German Brat, "meat without waste," and Wurst, "sausage."
See also related terms for waste.
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