• feminine A large, black, pig-based sausage boiled in water then grilled, which may be served hot or cold, usually in thin slices and garnished with mashed potato. It is generally made from pork, tripe, pork chitterlings, calf mesentery, pepper, wine, onions and spices, depending on region. It may be white through various shades of brown to black and may be dried (sechée) or smoked (fumée).