Definition of charcuterie
: 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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