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Tapa \Ta"pa\, n. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; -- sometimes called also kapa.


Etymology 1 n. A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry. Etymology 2

n. Any appetizer or snack served in the evening as part of tapas. Etymology 3

n. Seasoned slices of dried or cured meat in Filipino cuisine.

  1. n. thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus [syn: tappa]

  2. a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark [syn: tappa]


Tampereen Palloilijat was the first ice hockey club from Tampere, Finland.

Tapa (Filipino cuisine)

Tapa is dried or cured beef, mutton, venison or horse meat, although other meat or even fish may be used. Filipinos prepare tapa by using thin slices of meat and curing these with salt and spices as a preservation method.

Tapa is often cooked fried or grilled. When served with fried rice and fried egg, it is known as tapsilog (a portmanteau of the Filipino words tapa, sinangag and itlog [egg]). It sometimes comes with atchara (pickled papaya strips) or sliced tomatoes as side dish. Vinegar or ketchup is usually used as a condiment.

Tapa (game)

Tapa (Тапа) is a version of Backgammon played in Bulgaria and Macedonia. It is also played in Greece, where it is known as Plakoto. The word tapa means bottle cap.

Tapa is usually played as the third game in a Tabla match, the first two being Tabla (similar to the common backgammon) and Gjul Bara. These 3 games are played consecutively in a match of 5. All 3 games are played on a standard Backgammon board. (Note that there might be slight differences in the match rules and scoring; the ones described here are common for Macedonia).

Tapa is also played in Syria where it's known as Mahbousseh ( Arabic: محبوسة ).

Usage examples of "tapa".

In world myth and folklore, many images are seen: a woman weaving, stands of laurel trees, an elephant jumping off a cliff, a girl with a basket on her back, a rabbit, the lunar intestines spilled out on its surface after evisceration by an irritable flightless bird, a woman pounding tapa cloth, a four-eyed jaguar.

Her brother, hung over from indulgence in kava, became infuriated at the noise Hina made while beating tapa cloth.

Because tapa beating was thought to be like the process by which the human body is slowly beaten down into death, this Hina of the moon, the tapamaker of the sky, was closely related to the Great Hina of the underworld.

He consulted more up-to-date charts on his tapas, a small personal computer, then gave the tag-numbers and geodesics to follow.

She pressed her tapas and the device translated her speech into Japanese.

She pointed to the tapas, which had been silent for the past few minutes, and asked if he needed translation any longer.

Writing appeared and continued for several minutes, moving at an easy pace across the tapas screen.

He shrugged and handed the display tapas to his second-in-command, a heavyset unterloytnant, Lawrence Tivvers.

Elvox made a mental note to subpoena that tapas in any legal dispute, to see if it was biased.

His tapas was busily translating from a queue of definition requests, and his eyes were squinty.

She left and returned a few minutes later with the woman, who carried a suitcase-like object and two tapas pads.

He took a tapas from Carina, programmed the decode sequence, and held the machine out for them to watch.

Kawashita read from his new tapas, a gift from the Hispanglo ambassador to Japan.

Yoshio tried to comprehend the scale of the search, calculating on his tapas the volume to be covered.

I go back to source documents, earliest records, experience tapas when possible.