taramasalata

taramasalata or tarama [tä′rä mä΄tä΄rä mä sä lä′tä]
n.
a Greek appetizer consisting of a thick paste made from salted fish roe, onion, and lemon juice, pureed with bread or potato: also sp. taramosalata

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ta·ra·ma·sa·la·ta (tä'rä-mä-sä-läʹtä) or ta·ra·mo·sa·la·ta (-mō-) n.
A paste of fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and potatoes or moistened bread crumbs.
  [Modern Greek : taramas, preserved roe (from Turkish tarama, soft roe) + saláta, salad (from Italian insalata, from feminine past participle of insalare, to salt : Latin in-, in, on; see in-2 + Vulgar Latin *salāre, to salt from Latin sāl, salt. See sal).]

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  • taramasalata — or tarama [tä′rä mä΄tä΄rä mä sä lä′tä] n. a Greek appetizer consisting of a thick paste made from salted fish roe, onion, and lemon juice, pureed with bread or potato: also sp. taramosalata …   English World dictionary

  • taramasalata — [[t]tæ̱rəməsəlɑ͟ːtə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Taramasalata is a pink creamy food made from the eggs of a fish such as cod or mullet. It is usually eaten at the beginning of a meal …   English dictionary

  • taramasalata — ta|ra|ma|sa|la|ta [ˌtærəməsəˈla:tə US ˌta: ] n [U] a Greek food consisting of a pink creamy mixture made from fish eggs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • taramasalata — ta|ra|ma|sa|la|ta [ ,tarə,masə latə ] noun uncount a soft Greek food made from fish eggs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • taramasalata — n. paste made of fish roe mixed with bread crumbs olive oil and lemon juice (Greek cookery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taramasalata — [ˌtarəməsə lα:tə] (also tarama tarəmə) noun a pinkish paste or dip made from the roe of certain fish, mixed with olive oil and seasoning. Origin from mod. Gk taramas roe + salata salad …   English new terms dictionary

  • taramasalata — noun (U) a Greek food consisting of a pink mixture made from fish eggs …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • taramasalata — UK [ˌtærəməsəˈlɑːtə] / US [ˌtɑrəˌmɑsəˈlɑtə] noun [uncountable] a soft pink Greek food made from roe (= fish eggs) …   English dictionary

  • taramasalata — /tærəmæsəˈlatə/ (say taruhmasuh lahtuh) noun a dish of Greek origin prepared from cod s roe which is made into a paste, flavoured with lemon juice and olive oil, and served as a dip. {Modern Greek: literally, salad of preserved roe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • taramasalata — n. (also tarama) a pinkish pacircteacute made from the roe of mullet or other fish with olive oil, seasoning, etc. Etymology: mod.Gk taramas roe (f. Turk. tarama) + salata SALAD …   Useful english dictionary

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