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The sense of store much more recent, originating in ellipsis from the common attributive use, as in delicatessen shop, delicatessen store, etc.
delicatessen (plural delicatessens)
- (countable) A shop that sells cooked or prepared foods ready for serving.
- (plural only) Delicacies; exotic or expensive foods.
shop selling prepared foods
delicatessen f (plural delicatessens)