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delicacy

noun
     
Related topics: Food
del‧i‧ca‧cy plural delicacies
1 [countable]DF something good to eat that is expensive or rare:
Snails are considered a delicacy in France.
2 [uncountable] a careful and sensitive way of speaking or behaving so that you do not upset anyone [= tact]:
He carried out his duties with great delicacy and understanding.
3 [uncountable] the quality of being easy to harm or damage

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