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.

Nearby words

  1. meynert's decussation,
  2. mez,
  3. mezail,
  4. mezcal,
  5. mezcaline,
  6. mezereon,
  7. mezereum,
  8. mezlocillin,
  9. mezuzah,
  10. mezza voce

Also mez·ze.

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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