Lukániko (Greek: λουκάνικο) is the common Greek word for pork sausage, but in English it refers specifically to Greek sausages flavored with orange peel, fennel seed, and various other dried herbs and seeds, and sometimes smoked over aromatic woods. Greek sausages are also often flavored with greens, especially leeks.
Pigs were the principal meat-yielding animals in traditional Greek farm economy, as they were easy to feed with scraps and leftovers, and sausage was an important way of preserving their meat.
- Luganega or lucanica, an Italian sausage with a related name
- Lukanka, a Bulgarian sausage with a related name
- Soujouk, a spicy, dry, lean sausage found in former Ottoman countries
- Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, 1998
- Andrew Dalby, Siren Feasts, 1996, p. 181
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