Definition of meze in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪzeɪ

noun (plural same or mezes)

  • (In Turkish, Greek, and Middle Eastern cookery) a selection of hot and cold dishes, typically served as an hors d’oeuvre: sit down to a Cyprus meze and a glass of wine
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    • The long menu runs from Mexican nachos with refried beans to Indian thalis, Greek salads and Middle Eastern meze.
    • The Turks serve this as a meze with strips of warm pitta.
    • For starters there are forty-two different kinds of mezes, cold dishes, soups and salads all for a modest £2.95 each.


from Turkish, literally 'appetizer', from Persian maza 'to relish'.

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