dolma

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From Turkish dolma,[1] from dolmak (to get full, be filled). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”.

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dolma (plural dolmas)

  1. Any of a family of stuffed vegetable dishes. The filling generally consists of rice, minced meat or grains. In either case, the filling includes onion, herbs like dill, mint or parsley and spices. Meatless fillings are cooked with olive oil and include raisins or currants, onion, nuts or pulses. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, courgette, aubergine, and garlic.

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  1. ^ "dolma." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.

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