dol·​ma | \ ˌdōl-ˈmä How to pronounce dolma (audio) , ˈdȯl-mə How to pronounce dolma (audio) , ˈdäl- \
plural dolmas or dolmades\ dōl-​ˈmä-​(ˌ)t͟hēz How to pronounce dolmades (audio) , dȯl-​ , däl-​ \

Definition of dolma

: a stuffed grape leaf or vegetable shell

Examples of dolma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dolma were pleasantly tangy and perfectly tender (grape leaves can sometimes be unpleasantly stringy). Alaska Dispatch News, "At Aladdin’s restaurant in Anchorage, kebabs and kefta are a family affair," 13 Sep. 2017 Watch our video or attend a Greek Fest demonstrations on the secret of wrapping a proper dolma. Ann Maloney,, "Greek Fest adds appetizers to menu of Memorial Day weekend event," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of dolma

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolma

Turkish, literally, something stuffed

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“Dolma.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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