amuse–gueule

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noun \¦ä-ˌmüz-¦gəl, -¦gœl, -ˌmuez-, ə-¦myüz-\

Definition of amuse–gueule

plural

amuse–gueules

  1. :  amuse-bouche … we were encouraged to … swap plates when we were each served a different amuse-gueule. — Paul Levy, Travel & Leisure, November 1994 … a complimentary amuse-gueule of smoked salmon on toast … — Charles Hennessy, Bon Appétit, December 1997

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Origin and Etymology of amuse–gueule

borrowed from French, literally “(it) entertains (the) mouth”


First Known Use: 1963


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