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muffuletta

or muf·fa·let·ta

[ muhf-uh-let-uh ]
/ ˌmʌf əˈlɛt ə /
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noun

a thick, round sandwich similar to a hero, typically containing ham, salami, and cheeses and topped with an olive salad, a specialty of New Orleans.

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Origin of muffuletta

First recorded in 1965–70; from Sicilian dialect, from Italian muffoletta “a round hollow-centered loaf of bread,” derivative of muffola “mitten,” from French moufle; see origin at muff, muffle1

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Example sentences from the Web for muffuletta

  • But many believe that this throws off the flavors and textures of everything and that a room-temperature muffuletta is superior.

    What to Eat|Cookstr.com|September 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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