Tapa definitions

tä'pə, tăp'ə
The inner bark of the paper mulberry.
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A paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific islands by pounding this bark or similar bark.
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The inner bark of the paper mulberry.
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A paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific islands by pounding this bark or similar bark.
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Any of various small, savory Spanish dishes, often served as a snack or with other tapas as a meal.
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Any of various small, savory Spanish dishes, often served as a snack or with other tapas as a meal.
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An unwoven cloth made by people in the Pacific islands from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree.
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In Spain, an appetizer or snack as served in a bar with sherry, beer, etc.
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A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry.
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Any appetizer or snack served in the evening as part of tapas.
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Origin of tapa

Spanish lid, tapa (tapas perhaps being so called because they originally consisted of slices of bread with sausage and similar items placed like lids upon glasses of wine to stimulate thirst and keep out fruit flies) from Old Spanish lid (of Germanic origin) (akin to English tap) and perhaps also partly from early modern Spanish tapa entrepôt for provisioning soldiers (Hispanicization, influenced by tapa lid) (of Middle French étape entrepôt) (from Old French estaple staple1)