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English definition of “hors d'oeuvre”

hors d'oeuvre

noun [C]     /ˌɔːˈdɜːv/ US  /ˌɔːrˈdɝːv/ (plural hors d'oeuvre or hors d'oeuvres)
UK a small savoury (= not sweet) dish eaten at the start of a mealMeals and parts of meals US small pieces of food eaten at a partyMeals and parts of meals
(Definition of hors d'oeuvre noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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