noun, often capitalized
ka·​la·​ma·​ta | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈmä-tə How to pronounce kalamata (audio) , ˌka- \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of kalamata

: a brine-cured black olive grown in Greece

Examples of kalamata in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serve the turkey patties and cauliflower rice with Greek yogurt, fresh lemon wedges and kalamata olives. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "Easy one-pan meals you can actually make on a weeknight," 12 Jan. 2020 An appetizer that combined green olives and kalamata olives with roasted garlic, citrus zest and a touch of chili oil, was hot, sweet, tangy and irresistible. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: There’s a lot to like at La Figata in Granby... and a few disappointments," 25 Oct. 2019 Their menu also boasts take-and-bake pizzas ($12), as well as apps like bruschetta ($7) and tzatziki with toast points ($7, Greek yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, kalamata olives, feta, toasted sourdough). Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "A tiny local pizza spot worth seeking out," 24 Oct. 2019 What to eat: At the lodge, the Greek Chicken pizza is a combination of basil pesto, feta, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and chicken, or if that’s not your thing, there’s an entire range of burgers, salads or gluten-free offerings. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "For pioneering Cascade, future is anything but sour (but that, too): Portland Breweries Series," 17 Oct. 2019 The chicken comes with a generous salad loaded with giant croutons, kalamata olives and ping pong ball-sized mozzarella orbs. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro," 1 Aug. 2019 Vats of olives — kalamata, green, and black — sit between one of his two slicers and a fridge filled with brie and blue cheese. Maria Cramer, BostonGlobe.com, "This cheese shop’s a slice of old Boston," 1 Aug. 2019 One brings a Mediterranean flair with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives and tarragon, and the other has subtle hints of Japan with ponzu and radishes. Emily Spicer, ExpressNews.com, "Give your potato salad a global upgrade this cookout season," 4 June 2019 Top with 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, ¼ cup crumbled feta, ¼ chopped English cucumber, 2 Tbsp kalamata halved olives, and ½ cup baby arugula. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chickpea Greek Salad," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of kalamata

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kalamata

Kalamata, port in Greece

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“Kalamata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kalamata. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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