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Noun: aperitif  ,a-pur'teef or u,pe-ru'teef [N. Amer], u,pe-ru'teef [Brit]
  1. Alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer

Derived forms: aperitifs

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, booze [informal], inebriant, intoxicant, juice [N. Amer, informal]

Encyclopedia: Aperitif