appetiser

Definitions of appetiser
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n food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

Synonyms:
appetizer, starter
Types:
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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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