antipasto

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noun an·ti·pas·to \ˌan-tē-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō, ˌän-tē-, -ˈpäs-\

Definition of antipasto

plural

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\-(ˌ)tē\
  1. :  any of various typically Italian hors d'oeuvres; also :  a plate of these served especially as the first course of a meal

Origin and Etymology of antipasto

Italian, from anti- (from Latin ante-) + pasto food, from Latin pastus, from pascere to feed — more at food


First Known Use: 1590


ANTIPASTO Defined for English Language Learners

antipasto

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noun an·ti·pas·to \ˌan-tē-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō, ˌän-tē-, -ˈpäs-\

Definition of antipasto for English Language Learners

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


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