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"delicatessen" in British English

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delicatessennoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌdel.ɪ.kəˈtes.ən/
(informal deli) a ​smallshop that ​sells high-quality ​foods, such as ​types of ​cheese and ​coldcookedmeat, often from other ​countries (usually deli, deli counter) a counter in a supermarket where you can get different ​types of ​cheese, ​coldcookedmeat, ​preparedsalads, etc. : Ask for ​ourslicedham at the deli ​counter.
(Definition of delicatessen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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delicatessennoun [C]

 us   /ˌdel·ɪ·kəˈtes·ən/ (short form deli)
a ​store that ​sellsfoods such as ​cheeses, ​types of ​coldmeat, ​salads, and often ​cookedfoods
(Definition of delicatessen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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