antipasto

[ an-ti-pah-stoh, -pas-toh; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-taw ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈpɑ stoʊ, -ˈpæs toʊ; Italian ˌɑn tiˈpɑs tɔ /

noun, plural an·ti·pas·tos, an·ti·pas·ti [an-ti-pah-stee, -pas-tee; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-tee] /ˌæn tɪˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti; Italian ˌɑn tiˈpɑs ti/. Italian Cookery.

a course of appetizers consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, sliced sausage, peppers, and artichoke hearts.

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Origin of antipasto

1580–90; < Italian, equivalent to anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + pasto food < Latin pāstus pasturage, feeding ground, orig. the act of feeding, equivalent to pās- stem of pāscere to feed + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for antipasti

antipasto
/ (ˌæntɪˈpɑːstəʊ, -ˈpæs-) /

noun plural -tos

a course of hors d'oeuvres in an Italian meal

Word Origin for antipasto

Italian: before food
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