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lunchmeat

Syllabification: lunch·meat
Pronunciation: /ˈlən(t)SHmēt
 
/
(also luncheon meat)

Definition of lunchmeat in English:

noun

Meat sold in slices for sandwiches; cold cuts.
Example sentences
  • I got out bread, mayonnaise, lettuce, cheese, and lunchmeat, and made myself a sandwich.
  • Numerous types of food products have been implicated in listeriosis infections, but of particular concern are ready to eat products such as lunchmeats, hotdogs, ham/chicken salad, sausages, and roast beef.
  • Listeria monocytogenes, a cold-loving bacteria found in ready-to-eat lunchmeats and hot dogs, causes about 2,500 illnesses a year, and most of those people are so ill they are hospitalized.

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