continental breakfast

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of continental breakfast

: a light breakfast (as of rolls or toast and coffee)

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Tickets are $80 per golfer and include greens fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, on-course beverages (sodas and water) and a lunch buffet. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: ‘One More Round for George’ golf tournament to benefit history museum; ‘Pumpkin People’ coming to Taneytown," 2 Sep. 2019 The workshop fee is $300 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 30 Aug. 2019 Women, wellness and art: Fairmount Center for the Arts is offering a workshop for women and teenage girls 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 that combines yoga, art and essential oils along with a continental breakfast. Joan Rusek,, "Shakespeare play comes to life along with ‘Young Frankenstein’ on the stage: Valley Views," 12 July 2019 On Sunday mornings, Calvary offers a free continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 9 a.m. an upbeat Praise Service in Good Shepherd Hall is offered., "Religion Briefs: Calvary’s new fall schedule, a back to school fair and rally days," 7 Sep. 2019 For the humans: The usual hotel food — continental breakfast, pizza, burgers and salads. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "These dog-friendly Colorado restaurants have special menus just for your pup," 7 Aug. 2019 Tickets are $80 per golfer and include greens fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, on course-beverages (sodas and water), and a lunch buffet. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: One Last Round for George Golf Tournament to benefit Taneytown History Museum," 5 Aug. 2019 More recently, city hotels have included an urban fee, which can run as high as $40 a night and covers amenities such as Wi-Fi, gym access and a continental breakfast. Tess Riski, WSJ, " Takes a Slice of Hotels’ Lucrative Resort Fees," 25 June 2019 The nine-unit property is small, but a continental breakfast is included, and the Eriksons are happy to offer tips on where to park and what to see in Yosemite. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Hotels near Yosemite that won't blow your budget," 30 June 2019

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of continental breakfast

: a light breakfast in a hotel, restaurant, etc., that usually includes baked goods, jam, fruit, and coffee

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