kalamata olive

or ca·la·ma·ta olive

[kah-luh-mah-tuh]

noun

a purplish-black, almond-shaped olive with a fruity flavor and meaty texture, often split and cured in brine and packed in vinegar.

Nearby words

  1. kalahari,
  2. kalais,
  3. kalakh,
  4. kalam,
  5. kalamata,
  6. kalamazoo,
  7. kalambo falls,
  8. kalanchoe,
  9. kalashnikov,
  10. kalat

Also called kal·a·ma·ta.

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British Dictionary definitions for calamata olive

calamata olive

noun

a variant spelling of kalamata olive

kalamata olive

calamata olive

noun

an aubergine-coloured Greek olive

Word Origin for kalamata olive

Greek

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