[tuh-vur-nuh, -vair-; Greek tah-ver-nah]
a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece.

1945–50; < Modern Greek tabérna (pronunciation taverna), Medieval Greek, Late Greek < L. See tavern

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taverna (təˈvɜːnə)
1.  (in Greece) a guesthouse that has its own bar
2.  a Greek restaurant
[C20: Modern Greek, from Latin taberna]

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Example sentences
He would show us the local taverna and a place to eat.
Cab fares, taverna meals, and other costs have steadily crept up.
The taverna menu features salads, pastas and steak dishes.
Visitors can gaze at the sailboats in the small harbor or grab some fresh fish
  fare at the nearby taverna.
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