Entry from US English dictionary
(also luncheon meat)
Meat sold in slices for sandwiches; cold cuts.
- 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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