or ca·la·ma·ta olive
[ kah-luh-mah-tuh ]
/ ˌkɑ ləˈmɑ tə /
a purplish-black, almond-shaped olive with a fruity flavor and meaty texture, often split and cured in brine and packed in vinegar.
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Also called kal·a·ma·ta.
Origin of kalamata olive
First recorded in 1920–25; named after Kalamáta, a seaport on the southwestern Peloponnesus, Greece
Words nearby kalamata olive
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British Dictionary definitions for kalamata olive
/ (ˌkæləˈmɑːtə) /
an aubergine-coloured Greek olive
Word Origin for kalamata olive
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