taramosalata

noun
ta·​ra·​mo·​sa·​la·​ta | \ ˌtärə(ˌ)mōsəˈlä|tə, |tə \
plural -s

Definition of taramosalata

: a Greek dip or spread made from puréed salted fish roe, bread or potato, oil, lemon juice, and seasonings

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History and Etymology for taramosalata

New Greek, from taramas salted fish roe (from Turkish tarama) + -o- -o- + salata salad

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“Taramosalata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taramosalata. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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