One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(chiefly in Italy) a shop specializing in cooked and cured meats, cheeses, and other prepared foods; a delicatessen.‘mortadella occupies pride of place in any salumeria’
- ‘Mario brings dried meats from his father Armandino's salumeria in Seattle.’
- ‘The salumeria is now a Japanese restaurant; across the street are a Polish deli and a Spanish restaurant.’
- ‘The slices of prosciutto, salami, and dried beef and the small chunks of fresh Parmesan betray a connection to a good salumeria.’
- ‘I'd settled into Cafe 2000 because it was at the intersection of a busy shopping street, with a good view of the sort of grocery stores and salumerias that the local people shop at.’
- ‘We would go to the salumeria and buy a hunk of mortadella di fegato (liver sausage).’
Italian, from salume ‘salted meat’.
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