pinzimonio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from pinzare (to staple; to pinch) by jocularly adding the ending of matrimonio (wedding, marriage).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /pin.tsiˈmɔ.njo/, [pin̪t̪͡s̪iˈmɔːn̺jo]
  • Hyphenation: pin‧zi‧mò‧nio

Noun[edit]

pinzimonio m (plural pinzimoni)

  1. A mixture of olive oil, pepper and salt, into which small pieces of raw vegetables are dipped.
    • 2005, Marion Grillparzer, La dieta dell’indice glicemico, Tecniche Nuove, page 53:
      Utilizzatelo freddo sull’insalata, sul pane o sull’avocado, oppure nel pinzimonio.
      Use it cold on salad, on bread or on avocado, or even in pinzimonio.

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