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taramasalata

[ tahr-uh-muh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-mah-sah-lah-tah ]
/ ˌtɑr ə mə səˈlɑ tə; Greek ˌtɑ rɑ mɑ sɑˈlɑ tɑ /
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noun

a Greek dip or paste of smoked carp roe combined with milk, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and olive oil.

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Also ta·ra·mo·sa·la·ta [tahr-uh-moh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-maw-sah-lah-tah]. /ˌtɑr ə moʊ səˈlɑ tə; Greek ˌtɑ rɑ mɔ sɑˈlɑ tɑ/.

Origin of taramasalata

First recorded in 1910–15; from Modern Greek taramosaláta, equivalent to taramá(s) “preserved roe,” from Turkish tarama “roe, soft roe, red caviar” + -o- + saláta, from Venetian Italian salata salad
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British Dictionary definitions for taramasalata

taramasalata
/ (ˌtærəməsəˈlɑːtə) /

noun

a creamy pale pink pâté, made from the roe of grey mullet or smoked cod and served as an hors d'oeuvre

Word Origin for taramasalata

C20: from Modern Greek, from tarama cod's roe
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