nounpl. -·ti , -·tos
- an assortment, as of salted fish, marinated vegetables, meats, cheeses, and olives, served as an appetizer
- any single dish in such an assortment, or one such dish served alone
Origin of antipastoItalian from anti- (L ante), before + pasto from Classical Latin pastus, food from pascere, to feed: see food
nounpl. an·ti·pas·tos, or an·ti·pas·ti
An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables.
Origin of antipastoItalian anti- before ( from Latin ante- ; see ante- . ) pasto food ( from Latin pāstus ) ( past participle of pāscere to feed ; see pā- in Indo-European roots.)
From Italian antipasto (“food before the meal”).