charcuterie

noun

char·​cu·​te·​rie (ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē How to pronounce charcuterie (audio)
: 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 The patio of The Valley Bistro, Wine Boutique & Deli is another popular place to post up over brunch cocktails, light lunch fare like poké bowls, or wine and cheese and charcuterie platters in the evening. Lane Nieset, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 May 2024 Volo Restaurant Wine Bar in Roscoe Village Impress your date with an intimate night out dining on flatbreads and charcuterie boards in cozy outdoor cabanas at Volo Restaurant Wine Bar, all underneath twinkling lights once the sun sets. Louisa Kung Liu Chu, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2024 The food menu has shareables such as charcuterie boards as well as paninis, soups and salads. Catherine Muccigrosso, Charlotte Observer, 21 May 2024 Both members will receive a welcome cheese and charcuterie board upon arrival and can schedule a private wine tasting. Juliet Izon, Travel + Leisure, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for charcuterie 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charcuterie was in 1825

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“Charcuterie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charcuterie. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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