Definition of Tapenade

1. Noun. A spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil.

Generic synonyms: Paste, Spread

Definition of Tapenade

1. Noun. A Provençal dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies, and olive oil, usually eaten with bread as an hors d'œuvre. ¹

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Definition of Tapenade

1. a spread made with black olives, capers, and anchovies [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapenade

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tape recorders
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tape transport
tape up
tapeless workflow
tapenade (current term)
taper file
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tapered bougie
tapering off

Literary usage of Tapenade

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

1. Cruising Cuisine for Home Entertaining by Elena Vakhrenova (2002)
"OLIVE tapenade River cruises are a great way to see the heart of Europe and make amazing discoveries along the way. I encountered this delicious spread at a ..."

2. Romantic Weekends the Carolinas & the Georgia Coast by Norman Renouf, Kathy Renouf (1999)
"... Linguine with Country Ham, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cream ($6.95) and Goat Cheese Croustades with tapenade and Smoked Salmon ($5.50). ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Stillman Rogers (2000)
"Dinner begins with a good variety of breads and a tasty tapenade and progresses to entrees such as Louisiana-style fried chicken, rack of lamb, ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Provence and the Cote D'Azur by Ferne Arfin (2005)
"tapenade (TOP-n-ODD) - A paste made of crushed olives, spread on bread and used in regional dishes. Télécarte (tele-CART) - A card needed for public pay ..."

5. Paris & Ile de France by Heather Stimmler-Hall (2004)
"... in white sauce tapenade black olive and caper paste Tartare minced raw meat (steak, salmon, tuna) Tartine buttered baguette or open sandwich Terroir ..."

6. Toronto by Jennifer McMorran, Alain Rondeau (2002)
"The friendly, hipster-type servers will bring you fresh bread with a delicious tapenade of roasted tomatoes, ..."

7. Montreal by Ulysses Travel Guides Staff (2004)
"One of the best offerings here is the crostini small slices of French bread spread with tapenade and topped with sun-dried tomatoes and bocconcini cheese: ..."

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