American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The inner bark of the paper mulberry.
- n. A paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific islands by pounding this bark or similar bark.
- n. Any of various small, savory Spanish dishes, often served as a snack or with other tapas as a meal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A material much used for mats, hangings, and loin-girdles by the natives of the Pacific islands, consisting of the bark of the paper-mulberry, Broussonetia papyrifera. It is prepared by steeping, and afterward beating with mallets, the width being thus increased and the length diminished; two strips are beaten into one to increase the strength.
- n. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry.
- n. Any appetizer or snack served in the evening as part of tapas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; -- sometimes called also
- n. the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
- n. a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
- From Spanish tapa (Wiktionary)
- Marquesan and Tahitian.Spanish, lid, appetizer, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This is a classic tapa from the Basque region of Spain, and is also very popular in nearby Galicia, where apple growing and hard cider (sidra) have been traditions for centuries.”
“Bundles of bones and bundles of bones, all wrapped decently in tapa, until for all the world it was like the parcels - post department at a post office.”
“This is a classic tapa from the Basque region of Spain, and is also very popular in nearby”
“Although the entire cut is referred to as the tapa, this term is also used for the top of the cut, source of rump roast.”
“The walls are decorated with a native cloth, called tapa, which serves the purpose of tapestry.”
“Salvador Chacon, who owns a small bar and smokes himself, expects to lose business because so many of his regulars come every day for beers and 'tapa' snacks and then automatically light up, often passing away hours drinking and smoking with their friends.”
“This is quite normal to drink something with a "tapa" of olives.”
“D Fried "tapa" Filipino dried or cured beef with vinegar and garlic dip/sauce and garlic fried rice for breakfast always makes me think of my daddy.”
“One claims that the small plate prevented insects from flying into glasses ( "tapa" means lid), although using a piece of sausage somewhat defeats that purpose.”
“He was dressed in all the dignity of a woollen shirt, with a piece of fine "tapa" for a waistcloth, feet and legs bare.”
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