Appetizer

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An appetizer is a small dish of an overall meal. Common examples include: shrimp cocktail, calamari, salad, potato skins, mussels, bruschetta or cheese and crackers. An appetizer may also be very elegant in some restaurants.[1][2]

They are often referred to as snacks or horses d'oeuvres. Arguably, one fundamental, unspoken, purpose of appetizers, especially in a restaurant setting, is to keep hungry people fed until the main dish is served[3].

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  1. "Appetizer | Define Appetizer at Dictionary.com". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  2. "What are Appetizers?". Wisegeek.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  3. "Cookbook:Appetizers - Wikibooks, open books for an open world". en.wikibooks.org. Retrieved 2018-04-10.