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 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 That said, many locals do drop in just for the standard appetizer, a meze platter of homemade falafel, baba ghanoush, fava beans, fried chicory, apple, cucumber, hummus—whatever’s on hand. David Kortava, The New Yorker, "Kabab Café’s “Snout to Tail” Delicacies," 23 Aug. 2019 Also in Back Bay: Greek meze and wine bar Krasi and cocktail bar Hecate, in the longtime Cafe Jaffa space. BostonGlobe.com, "Boston’s new restaurants: A look at the season’s most exciting openings - The Boston Globe," 11 Sep. 2019 The chef’s choice of four vegetable meze and dessert is a deal: $45. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "At Oleana in Cambridge, leaving a perfect night to chance," 5 Aug. 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 8 Aug. 2020.

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