tapa

noun (1)
ta·pa | \ ˈtä-pə , ˈta- \

Definition of tapa 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a coarse cloth made in the Pacific islands from the pounded bark especially of the paper mulberry and usually decorated with geometric patterns

tapa

noun (2)

Definition of tapa (Entry 2 of 2)

: an hors d'oeuvre served with drinks especially in Spanish bars usually used in plural

First Known Use of tapa

Noun (1)

1817, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tapa

Noun (1)

Marquesan & Tahitian

Noun (2)

Spanish, literally, cover, lid, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tæppa tap

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