Definition of hors d'oeuvre noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hors d'oeuvre

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɔr ˈdərv//
 
(pl. hors d'oeuvres
NAmE//ɔr ˈdərvz//
 
)
[countable, uncountable](from French)
 
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a small amount of food, usually cold, served before the main part of a meal compare appetizer
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hors d'oeuvre