noun (plural charcuteries)[mass noun]
1Cold cooked meats.
- 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.
1.1 [count noun] A shop selling cold meats.
- 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'.
Words that rhyme with charcuteriebijouterie, circumlocutory
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