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[dawl-muh, -mah]
noun Near Eastern Cookery.
  1. a dish of tomatoes, green peppers, vine leaves, or eggplants stuffed with a mixture of meat, rice, and spices.
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Origin of dolma

1885–90; < Turkish dolma literally, something filled, filling, equivalent to dol- fill + -ma suffix of deverbal nouns
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Historical Examples

  • Let the enthusiastic de Amicis express, in his account of it, what we feel as we leave Dolma bagtch.


    William Holden Hutton

  • Teeth are stuck in all the chinks of the Dolma block, forming whole rosaries of human teeth.

  • Every gentleman invited was dressed and ready to land upon arriving at Dolma Batchi Stairs.

  • It is large and bare of furniture; and the general style of decoration is like that of the palaces at Cherniga and Dolma Batscher.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'

    Annie Allnut Brassey

  • A royal salute was fired as we passed the summer palace of Dolma Bashi, where the Sultan at present resides.

British Dictionary definitions for dolma


noun plural dolmas or dolmades (dɒlˈmɑːdiːz)
  1. a vine leaf stuffed with a filling of meat and rice
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Word Origin

C19: Turkish dolma literally something filled
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