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delicatessen

noun plural del·i·ca·tes·sen \ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sən\

Definition of DELICATESSEN

1
:  ready-to-eat food products (as cooked meats and prepared salads)
2
singular, plural delicatessens [delicatessen (store)] :  a store where delicatessen are sold

Origin of DELICATESSEN

obsolete German (now Delikatessen), plural of Delicatesse delicacy, from French délicatesse, probably from Old Italian delicatezza, from delicato delicate, from Latin delicatus
First Known Use: 1885

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
DELICATESSEN Defined for Kids

delicatessen

noun del·i·ca·tes·sen \ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sən\

Definition of DELICATESSEN for Kids

:  a store where prepared foods (as salads and meats) are sold

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