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 (shär-ko͞o′tə-rē′, -ko͞o′tə-rē)
1. Sausages, ham, pâtés, and other cooked or processed meat foods.
2. A delicatessen specializing in such foods.

[French, from chaircuicterie : chair, meat (from Latin carō, flesh; see carnage) + cuict, cuit, cooked (from Latin coctus, past participle of coquere; see cook).]
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1. (Cookery) cooked cold meats
2. (Commerce) a shop selling cooked cold meats
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(ʃɑrˌku təˈri, ʃɑrˈku tə ri)

1. a store where pork products, as hams, sausages, and pâtés, are sold.
2. the items sold in such a store.
[1855–60; < French; Middle French chaircuterie=chaircut(ier) pork butcher (chair flesh (Old French char(n), cher < Latin carō) + cuite cooked]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charcuterie - a delicatessen that specializes in meatscharcuterie - a delicatessen that specializes in meats
deli, food shop, delicatessen - a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
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It's a rather bizarre activity for a city girl like me, but one that will allow me to keep alive an ancient tradition of the Jews of northern Italy: producing homemade kosher charcuterie out of goose meat.
On parle aussi de charcuterie pour signifier la meme chose, on cite alors viande hachee, jambon, saucisses, viande fumee, salee, sechee, ou la viande a laquelle ont ete ajoutes des conservateurs.
Shoppers in supermarkets across Canada and Shanghai will soon be able to taste the success of Welsh food exports, as salami made in Pontardawe's Cwmfarm Charcuterie is expected to fill their shelves.
They include Ruth and Andrew Davies of Cwm Farm Charcuterie, who began with just two in-pig gilts and are now renowned for their spicy salami and cured meats.
At Francis Tuttle she teaches garde manger, which is cold-kitchen-type items, such as salads, appetizers, and charcuterie boards.
The mother and daughter are promoting their beef jerky as a form of charcuterie, like jamon in Spain and prosciutto in Italy.
Located near the popular Storyhouse Theatre, it will offer an array of delicious cheeses, charcuterie, wine, and cocktails, as well as home-made dishes for breakfast and lunch plus desserts, coffees and cake.
Now it's the turn of our magnificent MEAT to give France's charcuterie, Italy's salami, Spain's chorizo and Germany's wurst a run for their money.
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