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antipasto

[ an-ti-pah-stoh, -pas-toh; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-taw ]
/ 藢忙n t瑟藞p蓱 sto蕣, -藞p忙s to蕣; Italian 藢蓱n ti藞p蓱s t蓴 /
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noun, plural an路ti路pas路tos, an路ti路pas路ti [an-ti-pah-stee, -pas-tee; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-tee]. /藢忙n t瑟藞p蓱 sti, -藞p忙s ti; Italian 藢蓱n ti藞p蓱s ti/. Italian Cooking.
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

First recorded in 1580鈥90; from Italian, equivalent to anti- (from Latin ante- 鈥渂efore鈥) + pasto 鈥渇ood,鈥 from Latin p膩stus 鈥減asturage, feeding ground,鈥 originally 鈥渢he act of feeding,鈥 equivalent to p膩s-, stem of p膩scere 鈥渢o feed鈥 + -tus suffix of verbal action; see ante-
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British Dictionary definitions for antipasto

antipasto
/ (藢忙nt瑟藞p蓱藧st蓹蕣, -藞p忙s-) /

noun plural -tos
a course of hors d'oeuvres in an Italian meal

Word Origin for antipasto

Italian: before food
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