focaccia

noun
fo·​cac·​cia | \fō-ˈkä-ch(ē-)ə \

Definition of focaccia 

: a flat Italian bread typically seasoned with herbs and olive oil

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Against all odds, Rosso succeeds in launching a focaccia business, but legal troubles soon follow. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Five Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in September," 5 Sep. 2018 Finally, drizzle the marinating oil over the top. 7 Let the focaccia rise, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. Devon S. Fredericks, House Beautiful, "The Easiest Focaccia You'll Ever Make," 3 July 2014 My dinner began with warm focaccia straight out of the bread oven; the sea bass fillet with roasted vegetables came smothered in too much olive oil. Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018 Image The dream died near the cash bar, beside the stiff focaccia and the medley of Italian meats. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "Michael Grimm Falls Back to Earth. In a Ballroom on Staten Island.," 27 June 2018 The photo in question features the reality star eating a basket of focaccia while on a boat in Portofino, Italy. Emily Wang, Allure, "Kourtney Kardashian Responds to Fan Who Mom-Shamed Her Bikini Photo," 9 July 2018 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 The buffet includes a variety of salads, fresh fruit, lobster, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia haddock, chicken marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 Mann’s rendition of a stuffy is creamier than its typical New England counterpart, the quahog meat blended with mozzarella, herbs and housemade focaccia crumbs, then gratinéed in the shell. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Jersey Shore restaurants offer tasty food options from Cape May to LBI," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of focaccia

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for focaccia

Italian, from Late Latin focacia (neuter plural), from Latin focus hearth

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