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English definition of “cocktail”

cocktail

noun [C or U] (DISH)    /ˈkɒk.teɪl/ US  /ˈkɑːk-/
a cold dish, often eaten at the start of a meal, consisting of small pieces of food: fruit cocktail a prawn/seafood cocktailMeals and parts of meals
(Definition of cocktail noun (DISH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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