Definition of Canape

1. Noun. An appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food.

Generic synonyms: Appetiser, Appetizer, Starter

Definition of Canape

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of canapé) ¹

2. Noun. An hors d’oeuvre, a bite size slice open-faced sandwich made of thin bread or toast topped with savory garnish. ¹

3. Noun. A piece of furniture similar to a couch or settee, and is meant to describe an elegant sofa. ¹

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Definition of Canape

1. a food served before a meal [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canape

canals for lesser palatine nerves
canals of Scarpa
canals of Schlemm
canape (current term)
canary bird
canary creeper
canary in a coal mine
canary seed
canary whitewood
canary yellow

Literary usage of Canape

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fifty-two Sunday Dinners: A Book of Recipes, Arranged on a Unique Plan by Elizabeth O. Hiller (1915)
"... of each canape. CLAM AND TOMATO CONSOMME To four cups of Consomme add two cups each clam water and tomato pulp. Clear, and add soft part of clams. ..."

2. Chafing-dish Recipes by Mrs Gesine Knubel Lemcke, Gesine Lemcke (1896)
"Set aside to cool, lay the crab meat, equally divided, over each canape, put 1 mushroom in center of each canape, and around the mushroom 1 teaspoonful ..."

3. Mrs. Norton's Cook-book: Selecting, Cooking, and Serving for the Home Table by Jeanette Young Norton (1917)
"This will make ten canape"s. Liver canape Boil and chop very fine a ... This will make six canape"s. India canape Chop fine enough cold boiled ham to make ..."

4. The Mendelssohn Club Cook Book by Mendelssohn Club (Rockford, Ill.) (1909)
"Chocolate canape. Two cups of sugar; J ^ cake of chocolate (cut up); 2 tablespoons butter; Yz cup of raisins or nuts or both; J^ cup of hot water. ..."

5. The Island Empire: Or, Scenes of the First Exile of the Emperor Napoleon I. by Henry Drummond Wolff (1855)
"... —canape"—Fountain of Barbarossa—Fig-leaf Cup—Monserrato—Its Situation—A Sacristan—Chapel—Irish Priest—Sassi Tedeschi-—An Incident of War. ..."

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