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tapa

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[ tah-pah ]
/ ˈtɑ pɑ /
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noun Usually tapas.
(especially in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.
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Origin of tapa

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<Spanish: literally, cover, lid (probably <Germanic; see tap2)

Other definitions for tapa (2 of 2)

tapa2
[ tah-puh, tap-uh ]
/ ˈtɑ pə, ˈtæp ə /

noun
the bark of the paper mulberry.
Also called tapa cloth . a cloth of the Pacific Islands made by pounding this or similar barks flat and thin, used for clothing and floor covering.

Origin of tapa

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Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for tapa

tapa
/ (ˈtɑːpə) /

noun
the inner bark of the paper mulberry
a paper-like cloth made from this in the Pacific islands

Word Origin for tapa

C19: from Marquesan and Tahitian
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