Life by Definition Appetizer Plates - Set of 4

These appetizer plates are decorated with definitions that celebrate feasting with friends and family.
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Eliza Todd


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Eliza Todd

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Conversation Starters

Inspire spirited dinner party conversation even before taking a seat with these glass appetizer plates, which are decorated with definitions that celebrate feasting with friends and family. Eliza Todd scours antique dictionaries for the perfect vocabulary and has each word and its meaning printed in a charming typewriter font. Don't be surprised, then, when cocktail party conversation turns from the food to what's underneath it. Made in Mexico; decorated in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Words & Definitions:

anteprandial, adj
Phonetics: (an-tee-pran-dee-ul)
Root: Latin ante, Latin prandium
1. Referring to the time before a meal; most commonly dinner

smatch, v
Phonetics: (smach)
Root: Old English smeccan
1. To have a small portion; a modest tasting

gastrophilanthropist, n
Phonetics: (gas-troe-fi-lan-thruh-pist)
Root: unknown
1. A generous individual who strives to gratify the hunger of another or others.

knabble, v
Phonetics: (nab-bl)
Root: Dutch knabbelen
1. To bite a small morsel of food; taste

Eliza Todd

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Eliza Todd



Chicago-based mixed media artist and graphic designer Eliza Todd has been producing art for as long as she can remember. A strong believer that every soul craves creativity, she is always looking for new ways to tell a story. When she was searching for a single word to help describe one of her art projects, her research led her to the word "efflorescence," which means "the process of unfolding, as if coming into flower." This simple discovery inspired her to unearth more antiquated and lesser-known words in order provide deeper meaning and symbolism to her work. She now considers herself a collector of words and uses their meanings to start and expand on new projects.

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