[broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah]
- an Italian appetizer consisting of toasted bread slices drizzled with olive oil and usually topped with tomatoes and basil.
Origin of bruschetta
1950–55;< Tuscan Italian “a dish of toasted bread,” from bruscare “to toast” + the diminutive sufix -etta (see -ette)
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Examples from the Web for bruschetta
Bruschetta, while larger and more filling than crostini, are still pretty much snacks.
This bruschetta, topped with squid, tangy goat cheese, fragrant mint, and sweet roasted garlic, is a meal on toast.
In the world of bruschetta, this Bruschetta al Pomodoro is that Italian culinary classic.
Bruschetta and crostini are rustic foods, invented centuries ago as a way to use up stale bread.
In that case, bruschetta with tomato might seem a little common.
- 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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