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


hors d'oeuvre

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 starter
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hors d'oeuvre