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

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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 There’s also the Farmers Market salad ($9 /$12.5) featuring greens, quinoa, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, chevre cheese and herb vinaigrette. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit just got another burger joint: Why this one's different," 11 May 2018 Delicately flavored with lemon, tomato and kalamata olives, the dish also calls for saffron, which adds a bit of the grassy spring essence perfect for the season. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Light lamb stew tides us over until spring," 15 Mar. 2018 This leafy green entree was massive in size and piled high with plenty of feta, cucumber, artichoke hearts, tomato, kalamata olives and whole pepperoncini. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Review: Italian-American food at Come Back Inn is indulgent, rich and cheesy," 17 Jan. 2018 The ingredients don’t feel cheap, either, as toppings like kalamata olives and feta cheese feature beautifully on their regular side salad. kansascity, "5 tasty "value meals" that aren't fast food | The Kansas City Star," 11 Dec. 2017 Transfer to a medium bowl; stir in 1 cup coarsely shredded Swiss or Emmentaler cheese and 1/4 cup pitted sliced kalamata olives. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 4 Aug. 2017 The super-fresh Mediterranean couscous one was loaded with romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, feta and more, and just the right side of overdressed with an herby-tart dressing. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Amazon has a heart, and it’s Community Table from FareStart," 3 Aug. 2017

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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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Kalahari Desert






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