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A flat, often leaf-shaped bread from Provence flavored with olive oil and topped with herbs, olives, or other items.

[French, from Provençal fogatza, fogasa, hearth-cake, from Vulgar Latin *focācia, from Late Latin, feminine of focācius, of the hearth; see focaccia.]
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1. (Cookery) a type of bread made with olive oil
2. (Military) military a fougade
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A STONE CLASSIC ENJOY a slice of the Mediterranean with stonebaked Olive Fougasse from M&S.
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The tables were decked and decorated with fougasse, which guests happily pulled apart and ate with flavored butter and a duo of dips-raclette and spinach, and tomato and cheese.
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While culture vultures and foodies will find something to love in Marseille, from the Philippe Starck-designed Mama Shelter hotel and Zaha Hadid's CMA CGM skyscraper, to the fougasse (flat bread filled with olives, cheese or anchovies), the heart of Marseille remains the port.
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