taramasalata

[ tahr-uh-muh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-mah-sah-lah-tah ]

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

Origin of taramasalata

1
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
  • 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/.

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taramasalata

/ (ˌtærəməsəˈlɑːtə) /


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

Origin of taramasalata

1
C20: from Modern Greek, from tarama cod's roe

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