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delicatessennoun [C]

uk   /ˌdel.ɪ.kəˈtes.ən/ us   /ˌdel.ə.kəˈtes.ən/
informal deli a small shop that sells high-quality foods, such as types of cheese and cold cooked meat, often from other countries
usually deli, deli counter a counter in a supermarket where you can get different types of cheese, cold cooked meat, prepared salads, etc. : Ask for our sliced ham at the deli counter.
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delicatessennoun [C]

us   /ˌdel·ɪ·kəˈtes·ən/ short form deli
a store that sells foods such as cheeses, types of cold meat, salads, and often cooked foods
(Definition of delicatessen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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