from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian sauce made of ground meat and tomato.
  • n. A dish served with bolognese.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Bologna.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Bologna, a city of northern central Italy, famous during the middle ages for its university, or to a school of painting founded there by Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619), and also called the Eclectic School, from its declared intent (in the fulfilment of which it fell very far short) to combine the excellences of all other schools.


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