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Meaning of apéritif

a•pé•ri•tif

Pronunciation: (ä-per"i-tēf', u-per"- Fr. a-pā-rē-tēf'), [key]
— pl. -tifs
  1. a small drink of alcoholic liquor taken to stimulate the appetite before a meal.
  2. Also calleda wine served as an appetizer or cocktail.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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