carpaccio

[ kahr-pah-choh, ‐chee-oh ]
/ kɑrˈpɑ tʃoʊ, ‐tʃiˌoʊ /
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noun

an appetizer of thinly sliced raw beef served with a vinaigrette or other piquant sauce.

Nearby words

  1. carouse,
  2. carousel,
  3. carousel fraud,
  4. carp,
  5. carp.,
  6. carpaccio, vittore,
  7. carpal,
  8. carpal joint,
  9. carpal tunnel,
  10. carpal tunnel syndrome

Origin of carpaccio

after V. Carpaccio; said to have been introduced under this name c1961 at Harry's Bar, a Venetian restaurant

Carpaccio

[ kahr-paht-chaw ]
/ kɑrˈpɑt tʃɔ /

noun

Vit·to·re [veet-taw-re] /vitˈtɔ rɛ/, c1450–1525, Venetian painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for carpaccio

carpaccio

/ (ˌkɑːˈpætʃɪəʊ, Italian karˈpattʃo) /

noun plural -os

an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish

Word Origin for carpaccio

possibly after the Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio (?1460–?1525)

Carpaccio

/ (ˌkɑːˈpætʃɪəʊ, -tʃəʊ, Italian karˈpattʃo) /

noun

Vittore (vitˈtoːre). ?1460–?1525, Italian painter of the Venetian school
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Word Origin and History for carpaccio

carpaccio

n.

raw meat or fish served as an appetizer, late 20c., from Italian, often connected to the name of Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1460-1526) but without any plausible explanation except perhaps that his pictures often feature an orange-red hue reminiscent of some raw meat.

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