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delicacy
as in:  eat the delicacy


Chocolate covered ants are a delicacy of Columbia’s Guane Indians.
  something that is rare or expensive — usually a prized food
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Delicacy has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • Chocolate covered ants are a delicacy of Columbia’s Guane Indians.
  • They serve bird nest soup and other Chinese delicacies.
  • The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.
    Song of Solomon 7:13 (NIV)
  • He followed the servant into a vast room, where a great company was seated round a table covered with all sorts of delicacies.
    Andrew Lang  --  The Arabian Nights

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  • He bought his newspaper in one shop, read it with morning coffee in a tiny café that also offered old watercolour paintings for sale; took a turn in the park; shopped for delicacies in the various food shops.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Mathilde suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   delicacy [3]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, History
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