specialty

specialty
spe|cial|ty [ˈspeʃəlti] n plural specialities AmE
1.) a type of food that a person, restaurant, or area is well known for
British Equivalent: speciality
Our specialty is clam chowder.
2.) a subject or job that you know a lot about or have a lot of experience of
British Equivalent: speciality
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

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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