Definition of meze
: an appetizer in Greek or Middle Eastern cuisine often served with an aperitif
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The meze plate can be enjoyed with beer or wine on the banks of Bayou St. John before dinner, or eaten as a vegetarian entree.
In the hotel’s restaurant, the Saturday night meze platter is 8.50 euros, and Sunday brunch is 10 euros.
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Origin and Etymology of meze
Modern Greek & Turkish; Modern Greek mezes, from Turkish meze, from Persian maze taste, snack
First Known Use: 1904See Words from the same year
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