Definition of tapenade in English:


Syllabification: ta·pe·nade
Pronunciation: /ˌtäpəˈnäd


  • A Provençal paste or dip, made from black olives, capers, and anchovies.
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    • His cod is must be among the best in Scotland, large translucent flakes, topped perhaps with a herb crust, a dollop of aioli and black olive tapenade.
    • Ingredients like olive tapénade and truffle vinaigrette have become routine at Tavern, deliberately raising its level of culinary sophistication.
    • But in its raw state (in salad dressings, pesto, tapenade or dressing pasta, for example), only the best extra-virgin oil you can afford will do.


French, from Provençal.

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