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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


(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]


[ˌmɔːtəˈdelə] Nmortadela f
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