almôndega

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بُنْدُقَة ‎(bunduqa, hazelnut, rock), from Ancient Greek Ποντικόν κάρυον ‎(Pontikón káruon).[1] Compare Spanish albóndiga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: al‧môn‧de‧ga

Noun[edit]

almôndega f (plural almôndegas)

  1. (cooking) meatball (ball of minced meat)

References[edit]

  1. ^
    1999 May 5, Charles Perry, “Nutty Meatballs”, in Los Angeles Times[1], retrieved December 17, 2015: