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delicacy

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Etymology

From Middle English delicacie < Middle English delicat< [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] delicatus

Noun

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Singular
delicacy

Plural
delicacies

delicacy (delicacies)
  1. The quality of being delicate.
  2. Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy
  3. Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
  4. Frailty of health or fitness.
  5. Refinement in taste or discrimination.
  6. Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.

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