dol·​ma | \ ˌdōl-ˈmä How to pronounce dolma (audio) , ˈdȯl-mə How to pronounce dolma (audio) , ˈdäl- \
plural dolmas or dolmades\ dōl-​ˈmä-​(ˌ)t͟hēz How to pronounce dolma (audio) , dȯl-​ , däl-​ \

Definition of dolma

: a stuffed grape leaf or vegetable shell

Examples of dolma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yaprak dolma are part of Turkish Aegean cuisine and sometimes include a pinch of cinnamon in the mix, a nod to the Rum people, Greeks born in Turkey. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 They’ve since been joined by shrimp fishing on horseback (Belgium, 2013), kimchi making (South Korea, 2013; North Korea, 2015), and dolma making (Azerbaijan, 2017). Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, 7 July 2021 This recipe makes 30-35 dolma depending on the size of the leaves. Yasmin Khan, WSJ, 12 May 2021 Homemade sogan dolma, a stuffed onion dish, is also likely to be on the Ahmetovic iftar spread more routinely this Ramadan. Zareen Syed,, 5 May 2021 Place the dolma, flap-down, in your cooking vessel and repeat. Kat Craddock, Saveur, 21 Apr. 2017 But my special treat came in the form of an add-on order of dolma, those oily grape leaves wrapped around rice that Pasha energizes with tomato and spice. Mike Sutter,, 23 Apr. 2020 Add a handful to salads for a refreshing crunch akin to watercress, or use the large lily pad–like foliage for a quick-cooking variation on dolmas. Kat Craddock, Saveur, 25 May 2017 The dolma were pleasantly tangy and perfectly tender (grape leaves can sometimes be unpleasantly stringy). Alaska Dispatch News, 13 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of dolma

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dolma

Turkish, literally, something stuffed

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“Dolma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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