Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of Bologna, Italy.
  • adjective Being or served with a sauce containing meat, tomatoes and other vegetables, and often wine and cream.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Bologna, Italy.
  • noun Bolognese sauce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to the city of Bologna or its inhabitants
  • adjective made from minced veal, pork and beef, onions, garlic, tomato, bay leaf, carrot and celery and wine
  • adjective informal made from minced meat, tomato and any combination of other ingredients

Etymologies

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

[Italian.]

Examples

  • And for him to emphasise the word Bolognese as if she'd never heard it before was more than she could tolerate from a household employee.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • All through our lunch, as Kevin and I ate our spaghetti Bolognese, which is what we always ate, and our mother and father ate their meals and drank their bottle of Chianti, which is what they always drank, I begged them to let me go down the lift by myself.

    Summer of Deliverance

  • All through our lunch, as Kevin and I ate our spaghetti Bolognese, which is what we always ate, and our mother and father ate their meals and drank their bottle of Chianti, which is what they always drank, I begged them to let me go down the lift by myself.

    Summer of Deliverance

  • All through our lunch, as Kevin and I ate our spaghetti Bolognese, which is what we always ate, and our mother and father ate their meals and drank their bottle of Chianti, which is what they always drank, I begged them to let me go down the lift by myself.

    Summer of Deliverance

  • 'It's called Bolognese, Mrs Marx Bo-log-nese,' the cook declared flippantly.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • On his return to Bologna he quickly took the leading place as an artist, and to him were due the great improvements in the general style of what has been called the Bolognese school.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • My entree: CAVENDISH QUAIL VERMONTQUAIL BREAST WRAPPED in PANCETTA & SLOW ROASTED LEG Pyramid Ravioli with "Bolognese" & Polenta Fonduta Braised Lacinato Kale with Garlic & Aleppo Pepper FlakesToasted Pine Nut & Parmesan Relish, Roasted Quail Jus

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  • My entree: CAVENDISH QUAIL VERMONTQUAIL BREAST WRAPPED in PANCETTA & SLOW ROASTED LEG Pyramid Ravioli with "Bolognese" & Polenta Fonduta Braised Lacinato Kale with Garlic & Aleppo Pepper FlakesToasted Pine Nut & Parmesan Relish, Roasted Quail Jus

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  • Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal Meat, tomatoes, and herbs heat on the stove for the Bolognese sauce.

    Hold the...Well, Nothing

  • Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal The nearly complete Bolognese sauce heats on a stove top.

    Hold the...Well, Nothing

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