delicatessen

Part of speech: noun

Table delicacies.

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Usage examples "delicatessen":

  1. These lavish attentions, coupled with an occasional assault upon some delicatessen establishment, had satisfied her cravings for the higher life. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
  2. In American towns too small to have a delicatessen shop, how many of us quail before the hours of continuous heat needed to boil a ham, and the still more formidable enterprise of getting it all eaten up afterward without a too dreary monotony! - "Home Fires in France", Dorothy Canfield.
  3. " Your insurance is due the tenth, dad," she remarked irrelevantly when they had reached the dessert stage of cream puffs from the delicatessen nearest Helen May's work. - "Starr, of the Desert", B. M Bower.