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canapé

[ kan-uh-pee, -pey; French ka-na-pey ]
/ ˈkæn ə pi, -ˌpeɪ; French ka naˈpeɪ /
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noun, plural can·a·pés [kan-uh-peez, -peyz; French ka-na-pey]. /ˈkæn ə piz, -ˌpeɪz; French ka naˈpeɪ/.

a thin piece of bread or toast or a cracker spread or topped with cheese, caviar, anchovies, or other savory food.
Furniture. a sofa of 18th-century France, made in any of several forms, often with matching chairs.
Bridge. a style of bidding in which short suits are bid before long ones.

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Origin of canapé

1885–90; <French: literally, a covering or netting, originally for a bed (see canopy), by extension for a piece of bread

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH canapé

canapé , canopy
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British Dictionary definitions for canapé

canapé
/ (ˈkænəpɪ, -ˌpeɪ, French kanape) /

noun

a small piece of bread, toast, etc, spread with a savoury topping
(in French cabinetwork) a sofa

Word Origin for canapé

C19: from French: sofa
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