Definitions for antipastoˌæn tɪˈpɑ stoʊ, -ˈpæs toʊ, ˌɑn tiˈpɑ-; -ˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti

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an•ti•pas•toˌæn tɪˈpɑ stoʊ, -ˈpæs toʊ, ˌɑn tiˈpɑ-; -ˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti(n.)(pl.)-pas•tos, -pas•ti

  1. an appetizer course in an Italian meal, often consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, and salami.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of antipasto:

1580–90; < It, =anti- ( < L ante-ante -) +pasto food < L pāstus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipasto(noun)

    a course of appetizers in an Italian meal


  1. antipasto(Noun)

    an Italian starter for a meal; normally a cold assortment of salami, cheese, seafood and vegetables

  2. Origin: From antipasto.


  1. Antipasto

    Antipasto means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses, pickled meats and vegetables. The contents of an antipasto vary greatly according to regional cuisine. It is quite possible to find in the south of Italy different preparations of saltwater fish and traditional southern cured meats, whereas in northern Italy it will contain different kinds of cured meats and mushrooms and probably, especially near lakes, preparations of freshwater fish. The cheeses included also vary significantly between regions and backgrounds. Many compare antipasto to hors d'oeuvre, but antipasto is served at the table and signifies the official beginning of the Italian meal. It may also be referred to as a starter, or an entrée.

Translations for antipasto

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hors d'oeuvre(noun)

food eg olives, sardines etc served before or at the beginning of a meal in order to increase the appetite.

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