from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A highly seasoned Portuguese pork sausage flavored with garlic, onions, and pepper.


Portuguese, probably ultimately from Late Latin longao, large intestine, from Latin longus, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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