Definition of charcuterie in English:


Syllabification: char·cu·te·rie
Pronunciation: /ˌSHärˈko͞otərē

noun (plural charcuteries)

  • 1Cold cooked meats collectively.
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    • One page of the menu is devoted to cheeses (domestic and imported), another to charcuterie, salads, meat and fish, the third to items from the wood-burning oven.
    • Typical items would be anchovies, sardines, slices of smoked fish, olives, radishes, sliced tomato (or other salad vegetable), various sorts of sausage and other charcuterie, etc.
    • Jeff finishes off cooking the last of the dishes before joining us to share a plate of charcuterie and a whole vacherin cheese, which has been melted in its box to make an instant fondue.
  • 1.1A store selling cold cooked meats.
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    • The group tasted wines at Saint Emilion, while gourmet picnics and shopping visits to cellars, charcuteries and cheese shops filled any gaps.
    • Some charcuteries also sell veal sausages and terrines of game.
    • Before 1900, peasants living in the suburban areas of Shanghai made their living by starting small businesses such as charcuteries.


French, from obsolete char (earlier form of chair) 'flesh' + cuite 'cooked'.

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