General English


  • A small savoury item of food usually presented on a small piece of toast for eating with the fingers
  • A savoury tasting dish, once served in small quantities after the sweet at very formal multi-course dinners. Nowadays a substantial savoury-tasting dish used as a main course at a lunch, supper or snack meal.
  • adjective With a pleasant meaty, salty, piquant, herby or spiced flavour, the opposite of sweet


  • noun a snack, served at the end of a large meal, which is salty, or made of cheese