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specialty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, dish
specialtyspe‧cial‧ty /ˈspeʃəlti/ noun (plural specialties) [countable] American English 🔊 🔊 1 DFFBESTa type of food that a person, restaurant, or area is well known for syn speciality British English 🔊 Our specialty is clam chowder.2 BESTKNOW somethinga subject or job that you know a lot about or have a lot of experience of syn speciality British English 🔊 Johnson’s specialty is medieval European history.3 a particular product or business that has one purpose or sells one type of thing 🔊 an area with clothes retailers and specialty shops
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specialtyHouse specialties usually showcase a restaurant's strengths, so we asked our server to make some recommendations.Y., a specialty foods producer whose line of six flavored mustards is just a few weeks into production.Apply slightly tougher standards for employers who hire temporary foreign workers for specialty jobs in the high-tech industry and elsewhere.Sports medicine is her specialty.They are the largest retailer of specialty coffee in North America.Each village, with its own specialty, fits into an interdependent fishnet structure connecting individuals in the various communities.Customs also has periodic specialty auctions.The majority leadership's specialty became mounting filibusters or using other delaying tactics to prevent majority rule.Their specialty is prime rib.
From Longman Business Dictionaryspecialtyspe‧cial‧ty1 /ˈspeʃəlti/ noun (plural specialties) [countable] especially American English a subject or skill that you know a lot about or have a lot of experience in SYN speciality BrETheir specialty is combining computer hardware of various sorts into a single operating system.specialtyspecialty2 adjective especially American EnglishCOMMERCE1specialty products are special or unusual in some way, and are therefore usually expensive SYN speciality BrEa specialty chemicals business2specialty store/restaurant a shop or restaurant that sells products or food that are special or unusual in some way
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