Definition of kleftiko in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkleftēkō/


A Greek dish consisting of lamb marinated with lemon juice and herbs and cooked slowly in a sealed container.
Example sentences
  • For a memorable main course, there is a wonderful lamb and vegetable concoction - kleftiko - topped with melted cheese or grilled swordfish steaks.
  • My favourite dish is stifado, though kleftiko runs a close second.
  • There is also a restaurant attached, and the speciality is kleftiko, a slow-roasted Greek lamb dish.


Greek klephtiko, from klephtikos 'relating to the klephts' (see klepht).

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