Meaning of “delicatessen” in the English Dictionary

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"delicatessen" in British English

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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.

(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 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)