Salami vs. Sausage - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Salami and Sausage is that the Salami is a cured sausage, fermented and air-dried meat and Sausage is a food usually made from ground meat with a skin around it.

Wikipedia

  • Salami

    Salami (singular salame) is a type of cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat, typically beef or pork. Historically, salami was popular among southern and central European peasants because it stores at room temperature for up to 40 days once cut, supplementing a potentially meager or inconsistent supply of fresh meat. Countries and regions across Europe make their own traditional varieties of salami.

  • Sausage

    A sausage is a cylindrical meat product usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef, or veal, along with salt, spices and other flavourings, and breadcrumbs, encased by a skin. Typically, a sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimes from synthetic materials. Sausages that are sold raw are cooked in many ways, including pan-frying, broiling and barbecuing. Some sausages are cooked during processing and the casing may then be removed. Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique. Sausages may be preserved by curing, drying (often in association with fermentation or culturing, which can contribute to preservation), smoking, or freezing. Some cured or smoked sausages can be stored without refrigeration. Most fresh sausages must be refrigerated or frozen until they are cooked. Sausages come in a huge range of national and regional varieties, which differ by their flavouring or spicing ingredients (garlic, peppers, wine, etc.), the meat(s) used in them and their manner of preparation.

Wiktionary

  • Salami (noun)

    A large cured meat sausage of Italian origin, served in slices.

  • Salami (noun)

    A grand slam.

  • Salami (noun)

    A penis.

  • Sausage (noun)

    A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a section of the animal's intestine, or in a similarly cylindrical shaped synthetic casing; a length of this food.

  • Sausage (noun)

    A sausage-shaped thing.

  • Sausage (noun)

    Penis.

  • Sausage (noun)

    A term of endearment.

    "my little sausage"

    "Silly sausage."

  • Sausage (noun)

    A saucisse.

  • Sausage (verb)

    To form a sausage-like shape, with a non-uniform cross section.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Sausage (noun)

    an item of food in the form of a cylindrical length of minced pork or other meat encased in a skin, typically sold raw to be grilled or fried before eating.

  • Sausage (noun)

    minced and seasoned meat encased in a skin and cooked or preserved, sold mainly to be eaten cold in slices

    "smoked German sausage"

  • Sausage (noun)

    an object shaped like a sausage

    "her hair hung in glossy black sausage curls"

  • Sausage (noun)

    used as an affectionate form of address, especially to a child

    "‘Silly sausage,’ he teased"

Webster Dictionary

  • Sausage (noun)

    An article of food consisting of meat (esp. pork) minced and highly seasoned, and inclosed in a cylindrical case or skin usually made of the prepared intestine of some animal.

  • Sausage (noun)

    A saucisson. See Saucisson.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Salami (noun)

    highly seasoned fatty sausage of pork and beef usually dried

  • Sausage (noun)

    highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

  • Sausage (noun)

    a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon

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