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meze

[mez-e, me-ze] /ˈmɛz ɛ, mɛˈzɛ/
noun, plural mezes, meze. (in Mediterranean cuisine)
1.
several small dishes served as an appetizer or with alcoholic drinks, or as a light meal.
2.
any one dish of this type.
Also, mezze.
Origin of meze
1905-1910
< 1905-10; modern Greek mezés < Turkish: literally, appetizer, snack < Persian maze, maza flavor, relish
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British Dictionary definitions for meze

meze

/ˈmɛzɛ/
noun
1.
a type of hors d'oeuvre eaten esp with an apéritif or other drink in Greece and the Near East
Word Origin
C20: from Turkish meze snack, appetizer
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