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[ broo-sket-uh, -shet-uh; Italian broo-sket-tah ]
/ brʊˈskɛt ə, -ˈʃɛt ə; Italian bruˈskɛt tɑ /


an Italian appetizer consisting of toasted bread slices drizzled with olive oil and usually topped with tomatoes and basil.

Nearby words

bruno, saint, brunswick, brunswick stew, brunt, brusa, bruschetta, brush, brush aside, brush biopsy, brush border, brush broom

Origin of bruschetta

1950–55;< Tuscan Italian “a dish of toasted bread,” from bruscare “to toast” + the diminutive sufix -etta (see -ette) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bruschetta


/ (bruːˈskɛtə, bruˈʃɛtə) /


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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