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marinara

[ mahr-uh-nahr-uh, mar-uh-nar-uh ]
/ ˌmɑr əˈnɑr ə, ˌmær əˈnær ə /
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noun

Italian Cooking. a highly seasoned sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and spices.

adjective

garnished or served with marinara: shrimps marinara.

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Origin of marinara

1945–50; <Italian (alla) marinara literally, in sailor's style, feminine of marinaro seafaring (adj.), sailor (noun) (dial., for Tuscan marinaio), equivalent to marin(a) sea, noun use of feminine of marinomarine + -aro<Latin -ārius-ary
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