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: an appetizer consisting of a piece of bread or toast or a cracker topped with a savory spread (such as caviar or cheese) — compare hors d'oeuvre
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circa 1750, in the meaning defined above
French, literally, sofa, from Medieval Latin canopeum, canapeum mosquito net — more at canopy
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: 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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