noun Yoga.
the conditioning of the body through the proper kinds and amounts of diet, rest, bodily training, meditation, etc., to bring it to the greatest possible state of creative power.

1930–35; < Sanskrit: penance, literally, heat

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1 [tah-pah]
noun Usually, tapas.
(especially in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.

< Spanish: literally, cover, lid (probably < Germanic; see tap2)


2 [tah-puh, tap-uh]
the bark of the paper mulberry.
Also called tapa cloth. a cloth of the Pacific islands made by pounding this or similar barks flat and thin, used for clothing and floor covering.

1815–25; < Polynesian

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tapa (ˈtɑːpə)
1.  the inner bark of the paper mulberry
2.  a paper-like cloth made from this in the Pacific islands
[C19: from Marquesan and Tahitian]

tapas (ˈtæpəs)
pl n
a.  light snacks or appetizers, usually eaten with drinks
 b.  (as modifier): a tapas bar
[from Spanish tapa cover, lid]

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Example sentences
The avenue has a pick of fun and fine cafés to stop in for tapas.
The best place in town for tapas and empanadas lies slightly out of the city
  center and is well worth the trek.
But any similarity ends when visitors walk into a tapas bar or local restaurant.
Spaniards are also known for skipping out on household dinners in favor of
  eating out at a tapas bar instead.
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