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taramasalata

[ tahr-uh-muh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-mah-sah-lah-tah ]
/ 藢t蓱r 蓹 m蓹 s蓹藞l蓱 t蓹; Greek 藢t蓱 r蓱 m蓱 s蓱藞l蓱 t蓱 /
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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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Origin of taramasalata

First recorded in 1910鈥15; from Modern Greek taramosal谩ta, equivalent to taram谩(s) 鈥減reserved roe,鈥 from Turkish tarama 鈥渞oe, soft roe, red caviar鈥 + -o- + sal谩ta, from Venetian Italian salata salad
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British Dictionary definitions for taramasalata

taramasalata
/ (藢t忙r蓹m蓹s蓹藞l蓱藧t蓹) /

noun
a creamy pale pink p芒t茅, 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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