[ dawl-muh, -mah ]
/ ˈdɔl mə, -mɑ /

noun Near Eastern Cookery.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dolma


/ (ˈdɒlmə, -mɑː) /

noun plural dolmas or dolmades (dɒlˈmɑːdiːz)

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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