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tapenade

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noun ta·pe·nade \ˌtä-pə-ˈnäd\

Definition of tapenade

  1. :  a seasoned spread made chiefly with mashed black olives, capers, and anchovies



Origin and Etymology of tapenade

French tapénade, from Occitan tapenado, from tapeno caper, ultimately from Latin capparis — more at caper


First Known Use: 1952


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