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zakuska

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Pronunciation: /zaˈkuːska
 
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(also zakouska)

Definition of zakuska in English:

noun (plural zakuski or zakuskas)

A substantial Russian hors d’oeuvre item such as caviar sandwiches or vegetables with sour cream dip, all served with vodka.
Example sentences
  • 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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