Origin and Etymology of canapé
French, literally, sofa, from Medieval Latin canopeum, canapeum mosquito net — more at canopy
First Known Use: 1863
CANAPÉ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of canapé for English Language Learners
: a small piece of bread or a cracker that has cheese, meat, fish, etc., on top of it and that is often served at a party
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