delicatessen

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plural noun del·i·ca·tes·sen \ ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sᵊn \

Definition of delicatessen

1 :ready-to-eat food products (such as cooked meats and prepared salads)
2 singular, plural delicatessens
[delicatessen (store)]
:a store where delicatessen are sold

Origin and Etymology of delicatessen

obsolete German (now Delikatessen), plural of Delicatesse delicacy, from French délicatesse, probably from Old Italian delicatezza, from delicato delicate, from Latin delicatus


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delicatessen

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noun del·i·ca·tes·sen \ ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sᵊn \

Definition of delicatessen for Students

:a store where prepared foods (as salads and meats) are sold

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