Tapenade meaning

täpə-näd
A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.
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A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.
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A Provençal spread, used mainly in appetizers, consisting of black olives, capers, anchovies, seasonings, and olive oil.
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A Provençal dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies, and olive oil, usually eaten with bread as an hors d'Å“uvre.
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Origin of tapenade

  • French from Provençal tapenado tapeno caper variant of Occitan tàpero (from Old Provençal, tapera) (from alteration, influenced by Old Provençal tapia rammed earth (since caper bushes frequently grow against walls of rustic buildings, traditionally made of rammed earth in Provence and Languedoc)) (of Latin capparis caper caper2) -ado n. suff. for a food or drink made from a particular ingredient (from Old Provençal -ada) (from Latin -ata) (feminine of -atus –ade)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Provençal tapenado tapeno caper variant of Occitan tàpero (from Old Provençal, tapera) (from alteration, influenced by Old Provençal tapia rammed earth (since caper bushes frequently grow against walls of rustic buildings, traditionally made of rammed earth in Provence and Languedoc)) (of Latin capparis caper caper2) -ado n. suff. for a food or drink made from a particular ingredient (from Old Provençal -ada) (from Latin -ata) (feminine of -atus –ade)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French tapenade, from tapéno, a Provençal word for capers.

    From Wiktionary