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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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  • The tapas-filled menu offers such fare as wild boar short ribs, roasted cauliflower and various bruschetta.
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  • Fresh tomatoes, homemade salsa and bruschetta are available from opening day.
  • Our appetizers were fabulous especially the portabella mushroom bruschetta.
  • Serve these bruschetta for lunch or dinner, or cut them into smaller pieces and offer them as appetizers.
British Dictionary definitions for bruschetta

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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Contemporary definitions for bruschetta
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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