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amuse-bouche (amyzbuʃ)
an appetizer before a meal
[from French amuser amuse, gratify + bouche mouth]

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Main Entry:  amuse-bouche
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any small bite of food or appetizer-sized portion, often served before a meal; also called amuse-gueule
Etymology:  1968; French 'that which amuses the mouth'
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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