noun (plural dolmas or dolmades /-ˈmɑːdɛz, -ˈmɑːðɛz/)
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.
late 19th century: from modern Greek ntolmas or its source, Turkish dolma, from dolmak 'fill, be filled'.
Definition of dolma in:
- The US English dictionary