antipasto


an·ti·pas·to

noun \ˌan-tē-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō, ˌän-tē-, -ˈpäs-\

: a plate of cold meat or vegetables that is served especially as the first course of a meal

plural -ti \-(ˌ)tē\

Full Definition of ANTIPASTO

:  any of various typically Italian hors d'oeuvres; also :  a plate of these served especially as the first course of a meal

Origin of ANTIPASTO

Italian, from anti- (from Latin ante-) + pasto food, from Latin pastus, from pascere to feed — more at food
First Known Use: 1590

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