Definition of zakuska in English:

zakuska

Syllabification: za·kus·ka
Pronunciation: /zəˈko͞oskə
 
/
(also zakouska)

noun (plural zakuski /-skē/ or zakuskas)

  • A substantial Russian hors d’oeuvre item such as caviar sandwiches or vegetables with sour cream dip, all served with vodka.
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    • The best-known feature of the cuisine of Sweden, is related to the Russian zakuski and also to hors d’œuvres and mezze, but less closely to tapas.
    • The meal began with hors d' oeuvres, called zakuski in Russian, which were usually served in the adjoining Portrait Hall.
    • A zakuski party can be a flexible mix of homemade and purchased dishes, depending on how much time you want to spend.

Origin

Russian.

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