- The definition of amuse bouche is a French term which means a little bit of food which is served before the meal to stimulate the appetite.
An hors d’œuvre is an example of an amuse bouche.
amuse-bouche definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. amuse-bouches
a small, savory portion of food served before a meal, typically without charge at restaurants
Origin: French ; from amuser, to amuse plush bouche, mouth