bruschetta

[broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah]
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noun

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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bruschetta

noun

an Italian open sandwich of toasted bread topped with olive oil and tomatoes, olives, etc

Word Origin for bruschetta

C20: from Italian bruscare, from abbrustolire to toast
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