A Swedish buffet of many dishes served as hors d oeuvres or a full meal. Similar buffets are served throughout Scandinavia, as well as the Soviet Union. Common elements of a smorgasbord are pickled herring, marinated vegetables, smoked and cured salmon and sturgeon, and a selection of canapés.
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal
a meal with a variety of dishes to choose from
an offering of food, ranging from simple hors d'oeuvres to a full dinner, presented as a serve-yourself spread on a sideboard or table separate from where diners are seated
a Scandinavian buffet offering a variety of hot and cold foods
a Swedish buffet of hot and cold dishes
A commonly used term for a buffet of many dishes served as a single course or a complete meal. Smorgasbord is actually a Swedish word for a buffet that would include such foods as pickled herring, marinated vegetables, smoked and cured salmon, and other appetizers.
a buffet meal with a variety of hot and cold dishes.
In English, the word smorgasbord refers to any buffet with a variety of dishes. The Swedish word smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord , of which it is an anglicization, is a combination of the words smÃ¶rgÃ¥s, meaning sandwich (or, more strictly, "slice of bread and butter"), and bord, which means table. So a smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord is literally a sandwich table.