from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Very thinly sliced raw meat or fish, especially beef or tuna, garnished with a sauce.
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- n. thinly sliced raw beef or tuna, served as an appetizer
Italian, after Vittore Carpaccio, who favored red pigments.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)