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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•paˈtɑ pɑ(n.)

  1. Often, tapas. (esp. in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of tapa:

1950–55; < Sp: lit., cover, lid

ta•paˈtɑ pə, ˈtæp ə(n.)

  1. the bark of the paper mulberry.

  2. Also called ta′pa cloth`. a cloth of the Pacific islands made by pounding this or similar barks flat and thin, used for garments and floor covering.

Origin of tapa:

1815–25; < Polynesian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapa, tapa bark, tappa, tappa bark(noun)

    the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus

  2. tapa, tappa(noun)

    a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapa(noun)

    a kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; -- sometimes called also kapa


  1. Tapa

    Tapa is a town in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. Located at the junction of the country's Tallinn–Narva and Tallinn–Tartu–Valga railway lines, it is an important centre of transit for freight as well as rail passengers. A home to soldiers since the 1930s, Tapa also plays an important role in training young men and women in the Estonian Defense Forces. The Valgejõgi River passes Tapa on its northeastern side. Tapa developed as a village probably in the 13th–14th centuries. It was first mentioned in 1482, and the Tapa knight manor in 1629. Tapa was officially recognized as a town in 1926. In October 2005, the town merged with the municipalities of Lehtse Parish, Saksi Parish, and Jäneda Parish to form Tapa Parish. Tapa Museum was opened on 10 June 2004. The museum, in a 1934, two-storey house, collects and exhibits objects, including photos and documents, related to the history and culture of Tapa. All of the objects in the museum reflect the soul of Tapa's citizens, past and present. Temporary exhibits celebrate notable days in Tapa's history and feature hobbies of the town's residents. The permanent collection presents Tapa as a railway, military, and sausage town.

Anagrams of tapa

  1. APTA

  2. PATA

Translations for tapa

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a cover for a pot, box etc

He lifted the lid of the box and looked inside.

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