noun char·cu·te·rie \(ˌ)shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē\

Definition of charcuterie

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

Origin and Etymology of charcuterie

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

First Known Use: circa 1858

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