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speciality

[spesh-ee-al-i-tee] /ˌspɛʃ iˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural specialities. Chiefly British
1.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English specialite < Late Latin speciālitās; see specialty
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British Dictionary definitions for specialities

speciality

/ˌspɛʃɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a special interest or skill
2.
  1. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurant: roast beef was a speciality of the house
  2. (as modifier): a speciality dish
3.
a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic
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