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Noun1.appetiser - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)appetiser - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
antipasto - a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
canape - an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
cocktail - an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
hors d'oeuvre - a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
crudites - raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip
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(ˈӕpitait) noun
a desire for food. Exercise gives you a good appetite.
ˈappetizer, ˈappetiser noun
(especially American) something eaten or drunk before or at the beginning of a meal in order to increase the appetite. They ate smoked salmon as an appetizer.
ˈappetizing, ˈappetising adjective
which increases the appetite. an appetizing smell.
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Good timing is key to the perfect appetiser," she explains.
Choosing an impressive, yet hassle-free appetiser means you can concentrate on getting the main course and dessert just right, knowing the appetiser will keep everyone happy while you stay cool, calm and collected," she says.
McCain Foods, manufacturer of French fries, pizza, appetisers and other frozen foods acquired Anchor's foodservice business and production facilities in a three-party transaction.