dolma

[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.

Origin of dolma

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

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

Word Origin for dolma

C19: Turkish dolma literally something filled
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