bruschetta

noun bru·schet·ta \ brü-ˈshe-tə , -ˈske- \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of bruschetta

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

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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


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