tapenade

noun ta·pe·nade \ ˌtä-pə-ˈnäd \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of tapenade

: a seasoned spread made chiefly with mashed black olives, capers, and anchovies

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Origin and Etymology of tapenade

French tapénade, from Occitan tapenado, from tapeno caper, ultimately from Latin capparis — more at caper


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