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 (tə-vûr′nə, tä-vĕr′nä)
A café or small restaurant serving Greek food.

[Modern Greek, from Medieval Greek tabernā, from Late Greek, from Latin taberna; see tavern.]
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1. (Commerce) (in Greece) a guesthouse that has its own bar
2. (Cookery) a Greek restaurant
[C20: Modern Greek, from Latin taberna]
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(təˈvɜr nə, -ˈvɛər-)

n., pl. -nas.
a café or restaurant in Greece.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek tabérna, Medieval Greek, Late Greek < Latin. See tavern]
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