meze

noun
me·​ze | \ me-ˈzā How to pronounce meze (audio) , ˈmā-(ˌ)zā How to pronounce meze (audio) \
plural mezes also meze

Definition of meze

: an appetizer in Greek or Middle Eastern cuisine often served with an aperitif

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Price range: $4.50 for one meze; $16 for a sampler of five. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Everything you need to know about eating at the new Time Out Market Boston," 28 June 2019 To be perfectly honest, this would be an amazing appetizer or meze even without the kale. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Four recipes to celebrate the in-season, in-the-moment kale," 20 June 2019 All-star kebabs can be found at the more casual Ali Ocakbasi—just don't fill up on the meze. Mary Kaye Schilling, Town & Country, "Incredible Art, Centuries-Old Spas, and How to Get the Best Deals at the Grand Bazaar: Istanbul Like You've Never Seen Before.," 15 Sep. 2015 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. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Greek Fest 2017: This yogurt sauce is hard to spell, easy to make," 23 May 2017 In the hotel’s restaurant, the Saturday night meze platter is 8.50 euros, and Sunday brunch is 10 euros. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, "In Kosovo, a Thirst for Progress, and Beer, Too AUG. 20, 2015," 13 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of meze

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meze

Modern Greek & Turkish; Modern Greek mezes, from Turkish meze, from Persian maze taste, snack

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The first known use of meze was in 1904

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