noun bru·schet·ta \brü-ˈshe-tə, -ˈske-\

Definition of bruschetta

  1. :  thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer

Origin and Etymology of bruschetta

Italian, from Italian dialect (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn

First Known Use: 1954

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