canapénoun [ C usually plural ]uk /ˈkæn.ə.peɪ/ us /ˈkæn.ə.peɪ/
Examples from literature
- Fruit cocktails of every kind, and canapés are in order for this commencement of the meal.
- If you have just a spoonful or so of peas, beans, spinach, cauliflower or asparagus you may use it in place of the fish, thus making a vegetable canapé.
- If, however, you serve cocktails in the drawing room with the accompanying caviar or lettuce sandwiches, or if you serve a canapé, do not repeat the latter as the opening of the dinner.
- The soup course may be preceded by one of fruit, where the cocktail or canapé has been served in the drawing room.