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zakuska

[zuh-koos-kuh]
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noun, plural za·kus·ki [zuh-koos-kee] /zəˈkus ki/, za·kus·ka. Russian Cookery.
  1. an hors d'oeuvre.
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Origin of zakuska

1880–85; < Russian zakúska (usually in plural), derivative of zakusítʾ to snack, have a bite, equivalent to za- v. prefix + -kusitʾ, derivative of kusátʾ to bite
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