noun, plural zakuski [zuh-koos-kee] , zakuska. Russian Cookery.
an hors d'oeuvre.

1880–85; < Russian zakúska (usually in plural), derivative of zakusítʾ to snack, have a bite, equivalent to za- v. prefix + -kusitʾ, derivative of kusátʾ to bite Unabridged
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zakuski or zakouski (zæˈkʊskɪ)
pl n , sing -ka
Russian cookery hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka
[Russian, from zakusit' to have a snack]
zakouski or zakouski (zæˈkʊskɪ, -kə)
pl n
[Russian, from zakusit' to have a snack]

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