Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables.

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  • noun an Italian starter for a meal; normally a cold assortment of salami, cheese, seafood and vegetables

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  • noun a course of appetizers in an Italian meal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian : anti-, before (from Latin ante-; see ante–) + pasto, food (from Latin pāstus, past participle of pāscere, to feed; see pā- in Indo-European roots).]

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From Italian antipasto ("food before the meal").

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