What does the word sausage mean?

Usage examples for sausage

  1. Did I not once make good money auguring from the entrails of animals, till these scientists found that they were useful for sausage casings? – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  2. It turned out that her mother had cooked for him a special dish of consolation- sausage- meat stewed inside a red cabbage, with apples and cloves, till it all gets mixed up. – The Martian by George Du Maurier