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taverna

[tuh-vur-nuh, -vair-; Greek tah-ver-nah] /təˈvɜr nə, -ˈvɛər-; Greek tɑˈvɛr nɑ/
noun
1.
a small, unpretentious café or restaurant in Greece.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Modern Greek tabérna (pronunciation taverna), Medieval Greek, Late Greek < L. See tavern
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Examples for taverna
  • 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.
  • He spent the evening having supper in a local taverna.
British Dictionary definitions for taverna

taverna

/təˈvɜːnə/
noun
1.
(in Greece) a guesthouse that has its own bar
2.
a Greek restaurant
Word Origin
C20: Modern Greek, from Latin taberna
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