a store where pork products, as hams, sausages, and pâtés are sold.
the items sold in such a store.
cooked cold meats
a shop selling cooked cold meats

1858, from French charcuterie, literally “pork-butcher’s shop,” from charcuter (16c.), from obsolete char (Modern French chair) cuite “cooked flesh,” from chair “meat” (Old French char, from Latin carnem; see carnage) + cuit, past participle of cuire “to cook.” Cf. French charcutier “pork butcher; meat roaster, seller of cooked (not raw) meat.”


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