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dolma

[ dawl-muh, -mah ]

noun

, Near Eastern Cooking.
  1. a dish of tomatoes, green peppers, vine leaves, or eggplants stuffed with a mixture of meat, rice, and spices.


dolma

/ ˈdɒlmə; -mɑː /

noun

  1. a vine leaf stuffed with a filling of meat and rice


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dolma1

First recorded in 1885–90; from Turkish dolma “something filled, filling,” from the verb dolmak “to stuff, fill, be full”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dolma1

C19: Turkish dolma literally something filled
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Example Sentences

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

And on the way down from the Dolma-la there are places so steep that it must be a gymnastic feat to lie down head foremost.

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

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

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