Definition of tapenade
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tapenade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).