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Related to amuse-bouche: potage
n. pl. a·muse-bouches (-bo͞osh′) or amuse-bouche
A complimentary, bite-sized portion of food served before a meal or between courses in a restaurant.
[French : amuse, third person present indicative of amuser, to amuse (from Old French, to cause to muse; see amuse) + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).]
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(Cookery) an appetizer before a meal
[from French amuser amuse, gratify + bouche mouth]
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amuse-bouche, amuse-guele - Amuse-bouche and amuse-guele both mean literally "something to please the mouth," and both refer to an appetizer or pre-meal tidbit.
See also related terms for please.
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