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- noun An appetizer served before a meal.
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- noun A small, light, and usually savory first
coursein a meal.
- noun by extension Anything of
secondaryconcern; not the primary one.
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- noun a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French hors d'œuvre : hors, outside + de, of + œuvre, (the main) work.]
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From French hors d'œuvre
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