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marinara

[mahr-uh-nahr-uh, mar-uh-nar-uh]
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noun
  1. Italian Cookery. a highly seasoned sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and spices.
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adjective
  1. garnished or served with marinara: shrimps marinara.
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Origin of marinara

1945–50; < Italian (alla) marinara literally, in sailor's style, feminine of marinaro seafaring (adj.), sailor (noun) (dial., for Tuscan marinaio), equivalent to marin(a) sea, noun use of feminine of marino marine + -aro < Latin -ārius -ary
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