appetiser

Definitions of appetiser
  1. noun
    food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
    synonyms: appetizer, starter
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    antipasto
    a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
    canape
    an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
    cocktail
    an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
    hors d'oeuvre
    a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
    crudites
    raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip
    fruit cocktail
    a mixture of sliced or diced fruits
    crab cocktail
    a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce
    shrimp cocktail
    a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
    celery stick
    celery stalks cut into small sticks
    carrot stick
    a stick of carrot eaten raw
    stuffed mushroom
    mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach
    rollmops
    a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle
    pigs in blankets
    small frankfurters wrapped in biscuit dough and baked
    type of:
    course
    part of a meal served at one time
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