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delicatessen

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

Definition of delicatessen

  1. 1 :  ready-to-eat food products (as cooked meats and prepared salads)

  2. 2 singular, plural delicatessens [delicatessen (store)] :  a store where delicatessen are sold



Origin and Etymology 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


DELICATESSEN Defined for Kids

delicatessen

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

Definition of delicatessen for Students

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




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