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tapas

[tuhp-uh s] /ˈtʌp əs/
noun, Yoga.
1.
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.
Origin of tapas
1930-1935
1930-35; < Sanskrit: penance, literally, heat

tapa1

[tah-pah] /ˈtɑ pɑ/
noun, Usually, tapas
1.
(especially in Spain) a snack or appetizer, typically served with wine or beer.
Origin
< Spanish: literally, cover, lid (probably < Germanic; see tap2)

tapa2

[tah-puh, tap-uh] /ˈtɑ pə, ˈtæp ə/
noun
1.
the bark of the paper mulberry.
2.
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.
Origin
1815-25; < Polynesian
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tapas

/ˈtæpəs/
plural noun
1.
  1. light snacks or appetizers, usually eaten with drinks
  2. (as modifier): a tapas bar
Word Origin
from Spanish tapa cover, lid

tapa

/ˈtɑːpə/
noun
1.
the inner bark of the paper mulberry
2.
a paper-like cloth made from this in the Pacific islands
Word Origin
C19: from Marquesan and Tahitian
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