aperitivo

Definitions of aperitivo
  1. n a light informal meal

    Synonyms: colación, piscolabis, tentempié
    Types:
    refrigerio
    snacks and drinks served as a light meal
    café, pausa
    a snack taken during a break in the work day
    Type of:
    comida
    the food served and eaten at one time

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

    Synonyms: abreboca, tapa
    Types:
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    entrante
    a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
    canapé
    an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
    cóctel
    an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
    entremés
    a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
    cóctel de cangrejo
    a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce
    cóctel de gambas
    a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
    apio
    celery stalks cut into small sticks
    zanahoria
    a stick of carrot eaten raw
    Type of:
    plato
    part of a meal served at one time

    n alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer

    Synonyms: copetín
    Type of:
    alcohol
    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
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