Definition of dolma in English:

dolma

Syllabification: dol·ma
Pronunciation: /ˈdôlmə
 
/

noun (plural dolmas or dolmades /dôlˈmäT͟Hes, -ˈmädes/)

A dish consisting of ingredients such as meat and spiced rice wrapped in vine or cabbage leaves, popular in the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the eastern Mediterranean.
More example sentences
  • To start I ordered the Greek dolmades (vine leaves) stuffed with rice, lamb, pork, mint and dill and served with lemon juice for €9.
  • To me, they're preferable to Greek dolmades (rice and grape leaf rolls).
  • There's also a host of other traditional Greek dishes, like dolmades (grape leaves wrapped around rice), gyros (a type of donair) and spanikopita.

Origin

from modern Greek ntolmas or its source, Turkish dolma, from dolmak 'fill, be filled'.

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