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

Examples of meze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melitzanosalata is traditionally served as part of a meze plate, an assortment of tapas-like appetizers that often includes mixed olives, roasted feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, cherry tomatoes and warm pita. Beth Dooley, Star Tribune, "Turn to eggplant for this Greek dip," 29 July 2020 Food choices include $5 small bites, spreads (three for $10) and a $20 meze platter. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "How Chicago restaurants are adapting to draw you back in: When a multi-course sit-down French menu no longer works, it’s time to pivot," 4 Aug. 2020 Colorful and varied, the meze is set out before dinner and meant to accompany drinks and conversation. Beth Dooley, Star Tribune, "Turn to eggplant for this Greek dip," 29 July 2020 The chef’s choice of four vegetable meze and dessert is a deal: $45. BostonGlobe.com, "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 The chef’s choice of four vegetable meze and dessert is a deal: $45. BostonGlobe.com, "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 Meze appetizer feast There’s something for everyone in the Middle Eastern meze appetizer sampler for two at Al-Amir Cafe and Grill ($29.99). Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Middle Eastern appetizer feast from Medical Center restaurant Al-Amir Cafe & Grill the best thing to eat in San Antonio this month," 16 Dec. 2019 The chef’s choice of four vegetable meze and dessert is a deal: $45. BostonGlobe.com, "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 The chef’s choice of four vegetable meze and dessert is a deal: $45. BostonGlobe.com, "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019

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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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“Meze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meze. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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