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Meaning of Bolognese

Bo•lo•gnese

Pronunciation: (bō"lu-nēz', -nēs', -lun-yēz', -yēs' for 2 also bō"lun-yāz', -yā'zē or, It., bô"lô-nye'ze), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -gnese.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Bologna or its inhabitants.
  2. served with a cream sauce typically containing prosciutto, ground beef, and cheese.
  3. noting a style or manner of painting developed in Bologna during the late 16th century by the Carracci, characterized chiefly by forms and colors derived from the Roman high renaissance and from the Venetians.
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Bologna.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.