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.
[also in italics] a small, savory portion of food served before a meal, typically without charge at restaurants
Origin of amuse-boucheFrench from amuser, to amuse + bouche, mouth
nounpl. a·muse-bouches, or amuse-bouche
A complimentary, bite-sized portion of food served before a meal or between courses in a restaurant.
Origin of amuse-boucheFrench amuse third person present indicative of amuser to amuse ( from Old French to cause to muse ; see amuse . ) bouche mouth ( from Latin bucca cheek )