bruschetta

[broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah]
noun
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)
 
n
an Italian open sandwich of toasted bread topped with olive oil and tomatoes, olives, etc
 
[C20: from Italian bruscare, from abbrustolire to toast]

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Main Entry:  bruschetta
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
Etymology:  from Italian bruscare 'to roast over coals'
Usage:  cooking
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All the other merchants on the street show up with wine, cheese, and bruschetta.
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Blanched, they might make a lovely topping for bruschetta, with some lemon and
  herbs.
Offer spinach salad laced with ribbons of raw pumpkin and a bruschetta bar with
  a trio of savory toppings on crisp toasts.
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