• WordNet 3.6
    • n canape an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canapé A sofa or divan.
    • Canapé (Cookery) an appetizer consisting of a thin slice or piece of bread toasted or fried in butter or oil, on which anchovies, mushrooms, caviar, cheese, or other savory foods, are served.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., orig. a couch with mosquito curtains. See Canopy


In literature:

It consists of oysters, a canape, a fruit cocktail, grapefruit or something else of the same kind.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
To make canapes, toast or saute slices of bread and cut them into any shape desired.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I am going to Canape's, and play checkers this afternoon.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Canapes are usually served cold, on a plate covered with a doily; the canape is placed on this.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
This proportion of egg and milk is sufficient for six canapes.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
So we dallies with Canaps Barbizon, Portage de la Reine, breasts of milk-fed pheasants, and such trifles as that.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Other dissipated couples at nearby tables were indulgin' in canapes of caviar and frosted sarsaparillas.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Canapes a la Bismarck, 165.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Spread with Anchovy paste or with French mustard, then arrange flaked smoked sturgeon over canapes.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller

In news:

There will be plenty of canapes on the menu at Buckingham Palace.
Here are some canapes you can serve yourself -- or have the help do it for you.
Throw your own royal wedding party: 22 canape recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.
But the waiters are serving Shirley Temples and star-shaped turkey-and-cheese sandwiches, not Cosmopolitans and canapes.
"Sharp and tangy, endive doesn't wilt as quickly as other greens, so it can hold up to dressings in salads or make a healthy base for passed canapés," says Marc Murphy, chef-owner of Landmarc in New York City.
Baked Crab & Gruyere Canapes.
3D knits , canapes, moving mannequins: Shots from Fashion's Night Out.
Guests toured the two-floor "beauty and body retreat" and enjoyed canapés and cocktails by DC Taste in the landscaped garden.
When Nana Grill opened in the early '80s, colorful cream-cheese-and-pepper-jelly canapés were delivered to your table.
When a scholarly book comes out, the publisher throws an elaborate launch party, with lobster canapés and Veuve Clicquot, to which all the glittering literati are invited.
Create flatbread canapes and country bread while Norway's capital is draped in its winter coat.
While Norway's capital is draped in its winter coat, Andreas creates flatbread canapes and country bread.
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
For canapes, such as the Avocado Crostinis, toast the bread earlier, leaving it at room temperature (if put in the fridge, it will soften).
We slather it on a roast-beef sandwich, dollop some into mashed potatoes, or dab a bit on a smoked-salmon canapé.