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Meaning of delicatessen

del•i•ca•tes•sen

Pronunciation: (del"i-ku-tes'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a store selling foods already prepared or requiring little preparation for serving, as cooked meats, cheese, salads, and the like.
  2. the food products sold in such a store or at a counter: We're having delicatessen for dinner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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