grem·​o·​la·​ta | \ ˌgremōˈlätə, -tə, -tä \
variants: or gremolada \ -​də , -​dä \
plural -s

Definition of gremolata

: a seasoning mixture consisting usually of grated lemon zest, minced garlic, and minced parsley that is used especially with osso buco

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First Known Use of gremolata

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gremolata

Italian, from Italian dialect (Lombardy) gremolaa, from gremolâ, gràmolâ to brake (flax or hemp), mix, knead (flour for dough), from grêmola, grâmola brake for flax or hemp, apparatus for kneading dough

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“Gremolata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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