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Tuesday, March 30

Amuse-gueule

[ah-mooz-GUHL]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, unknown

1.

a small savory item of food served as an appetizer before a meal.

Examples of Amuse-gueule in a sentence

"Can peanut butter and jelly bites really be considered amuse-gueule for such a fancy meal?"

"I enjoyed the amuse-gueule much more than the main course."

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About Amuse-gueule

This word originated from the French words for “amuse” and “mouth” — literally, food that amuses your mouth.

Did you Know?

Amuse-gueule, also known as amuse-bouche, are hors d’oeuvres, but are slightly different from an appetizer. Traditionally, amuse-gueules are offered by a restaurant for free as part of a meal, rather than ordered and paid for via a menu.

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