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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hors d'oeuvre mean? 

  The noun HORS D'OEUVRE has 1 sense:

1. a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal

  Familiarity information: HORS D'OEUVRE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hors d'oeuvre [BACK TO TOP]


A dish served as an appetizer before the main meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("hors d'oeuvre" is a kind of...):

appetiser; appetizer; starter (food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hors d'oeuvre"):

stuffed mushroom (mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach)

rollmops (a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle)

pigs in blankets (small frankfurters wrapped in biscuit dough and baked)

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