meze

[ mez-e, me-ze ]
/ ˈmɛz ɛ, mɛˈzɛ /

noun plural me·zes, me·ze. (in Mediterranean cuisine)

several small dishes served as an appetizer or with alcoholic drinks, or as a light meal.
any one dish of this type.

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Origin of meze

< 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

a type of hors d'oeuvre eaten esp with an apéritif or other drink in Greece and the Near East

Word Origin for meze

C20: from Turkish meze snack, appetizer
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