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delicatessen

noun [C] uk   /ˌdel.ɪ.kəˈtes.ən/ us  
( informal deli) a small shop that sells high-quality foods, such as types of cheese and cold cooked meat, which often come 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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