Definition of bottarga in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈtɑːɡə/


[mass noun]
Salted and dried tuna or grey mullet roe.
Example sentences
  • Try shaved raw artichoke with bottarga, linguine al granchio and salt-baked sea bass or the home-made salsiccia.
  • And a seafood triumvirate of bluefin tuna, prawn in parsley purée, and scallop carpaccio with bottarga is too stingily portioned to fully enjoy.
  • Gill's pan-fried sea bass with tabbouleh, preserved lemon, bottarga and lemon oil was less successful, with the flavours clashing a little too violently.


Italian, from Arabic buṭarkhah, from Coptic outarakhon.

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