roll·​mops | \ ˈrōlˌmäps \
plural rollmops\ " \ also rollmopse\ -​sə \

Definition of rollmops

: a fillet of freshened salt herring rolled up with pickle or onion and skewered and then pickled in a marinade of vinegar, sliced onion, peppercorns, celery seed, bay leaves, or other spices

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First Known Use of rollmops

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rollmops

German, from rollen to roll + mops simpleton, pugnosed dog, from Low German

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“Rollmops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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