tapenade

/ (ˈtæpənɑːd) /

noun

a savoury paste made from capers, olives, and anchovies, with olive oil and lemon juice

Nearby words

  1. tape slap,
  2. tape streamer,
  3. tape transport,
  4. tape-record,
  5. tapeman,
  6. taper,
  7. taper off,
  8. taper pin,
  9. taper relief,
  10. tapered roller bearing

Word Origin for tapenade

C20: French, from Provençal tapéo capers

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Word Origin and History for tapenade

tapenade

n.

Provençal dish made of black olives, etc., from French tapénade, from Provençal tapéno "capers."

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