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  1. Vienna sausagenoun

    short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off


  1. Vienna sausagenoun

    The smoked link sausage type wiener (short for wienerwurst), associated with the Austrian capital Vienna.

  2. Etymology: A purist rendering of wienerwurst, from Wiener 'Viennese' (from Wien 'Vienna', from Vienna) + Wurst 'sausage'.


  1. Vienna sausage

    A Vienna sausage (German: Wiener Würstchen, Wiener; Viennese/Austrian German: Frankfurter Würstel or Würstl; Swiss German: Wienerli; Swabian: Wienerle or Saitenwurst) is a thin parboiled sausage traditionally made of pork and beef in a casing of sheep's intestine, then given a low temperature smoking. The word Wiener is German for Viennese. In Austria, the term "Wiener" is uncommon for this food item, which instead is usually called Frankfurter Würstl.


  1. vienna sausage

    A Vienna sausage is a type of sausage that is traditionally made from pork, but can also be made from any type of meat. It is a thin, short sausage that is often pre-cooked or smoked, and is typically served hot. Originating from Vienna, Austria, these sausages are popular in many countries and have been adapted into local cuisines. They are also commonly sold in cans for easy storage and consumption.


  1. Vienna sausage

    A vienna sausage is a kind of sausage. The word Wiener means Viennese in German. The sausage was invented by a butcher from Frankfurt, who had moved to Vienna, which is why in Vienna the sausage is called Frankfurter. In some European countries, cooked and often smoked wieners bought fresh from supermarkets, delicatessens and butcher shops may be called by a name which translates in English as "Vienna sausage". Wieners sold as vienna sausage in Europe have a taste and texture very much like North American "hot dogs" or "frankfurters", but are usually longer and somewhat thinner, with a very light, edible casing. European vienna sausage served hot in a long bun with condiments is often called a "hot dog", harking not to the wiener itself, but to the long sandwich as a whole. In North America, the term "vienna sausage" has most often come to mean only smaller and much shorter smoked and canned wieners, rather than hot dogs. North American vienna sausages are mainly made from pork, but also meat such as beef, turkey and chicken, finely ground to a paste consistency and mixed with salt and spices, notably mustard, then stuffed into a long casing, sometimes smoked and always thoroughly cooked, after which the casings are removed as with hot dogs. The sausages are then cut into short segments for canning and further cooking. They are also available packed in chili or barbecue sauces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vienna sausage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vienna sausage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    How much for a can of Vienna sausages in 1964 ?
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    I love these things.
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