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bruschetta

[ broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah ]
/ brʊˈskɛt ə, -ˈʃɛt ə; Italian bruˈskɛt tɑ /
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noun
an Italian appetizer consisting of toasted bread slices drizzled with olive oil and usually topped with tomatoes and basil.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for bruschetta

bruschetta
/ (bruːˈskɛtə, bruˈʃɛtə) /

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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