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bruschetta

[broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah] /brʊˈskɛt ə, -ˈʃɛt ə; Italian bruˈskɛt tɑ/
noun
1.
an Italian appetizer consisting of toasted bread slices drizzled with olive oil and usually topped with tomatoes and basil.
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bruschetta

/bruːˈskɛtə; bruˈʃɛtə/
noun
1.
an Italian open sandwich of toasted bread topped with olive oil and tomatoes, olives, etc
Word Origin
C20: from Italian bruscare, from abbrustolire to toast
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noun

an Italian appetizer of toasted bread slices rubbed with olive oil and garlic and topped with diced tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper and served warm or with melted cheese on top; by extension, other warm appetizers made in this way

Word Origin

from Italian bruscare 'to roast over coals'

Usage Note

cooking

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