Appetizer vs Tapas - What's the difference?

appetizer | tapas |


As nouns the difference between appetizer and tapas

is that appetizer is (usually|in the plural) a small, light, and usually savory first course in a meal while tapas is variety of spanish small food items or snacks originally served with sherry.

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appetizer

English

Alternative forms

* appetiser (Commonwealth only)

Noun

(wikipedia appetizer) (en noun)
  • (usually, in the plural) A small, light, and usually savory first course in a meal
  • Synonyms

    * * hors d'oeuvre * starter

    tapas

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Variety of Spanish small food items or snacks originally served with sherry.
  • * 1986 , , The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine :
  • The snacks are called tapas because in the old days a piece of toast was served, too, so that you might have a "top" on your glass of sherry, a lid that would prevent the flies from getting into the glass.
  • Small food items generally.
  • Izakaya food is basically Japanese tapas.

    Synonyms

    * small plate, small plates (see (small plates))

    Anagrams

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