char·​cu·​te·​rie | \ (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce charcuterie (audio) \

Definition of charcuterie

: a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes also : the products sold in such a shop

Examples of charcuterie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Appetizers, cheese boards, charcuterie, wine and extra pies available. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thanksgiving 2020: Milwaukee restaurants that will be open or are offering takeout," 29 Oct. 2020 The house restaurant serves up steaming bowls of curry, soup, and chili, plus European-style charcuterie platters and freshly baked pastries. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "The Best Nordic Trails in the U.S.," 28 Dec. 2020 In other words, siu mei is something food lovers buy, not make — much like charcuterie in France, pit barbecue in the American South and Central European deli meats like pastrami and corned beef. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 Whole pigs come in on Thursdays, and are broken down for chops, hocks and ingredients for charcuterie. Todd A. Price,, "Piece of Meat, a butcher and sandwich shop, arrives in Mid-City: Opening alert," 25 Apr. 2018 Radish soup currently leads the dinner menu’s dozen or so offerings, ranging from charcuterie and smoked fish to a heartier fare. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Marmite: Casual elegance from Le Gourmand’s Bruce and Sara Naftaly," 7 June 2017 Plancha: A buffet promises artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, fresh fruits, a bagel station, breakfast pastries, assorted salads and much more. Lauren Delgado,, "Celebrate mom with brunch, dinner out for Mother's Day," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of charcuterie

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charcuterie

French, literally, pork-butcher's shop, from Middle French chaircuiterie, from chaircutier pork butcher, from chair cuite cooked meat

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The first known use of charcuterie was circa 1858

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25 Feb 2021

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“Charcuterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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