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(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.
Short for ‘delicatessen’, which is a small shop selling a range of things including food, non-alcoholic drinks and cleaning products.
Example: Just next door is a little local deli that sells the sort of ham that makes your mouth water. (http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2539495.htm)
A deli in a suburb of Adelaide
(photo by Julia Miller)