pl. -·mas or -·ma′des
a dish consisting of a grape leaf, cabbage leaf, green pepper, etc. stuffed with rice, ground meat, chopped onions, spices, etc. and cooked
Origin of dolma; from Modern Greek ; from Turk, something filled or stuffed
nounpl. dol·mas or dol·ma·des
A fruit or vegetable, especially a grape leaf or cabbage leaf, cooked with a filling of ground meat, herbs, or rice.
Origin of dolmaTurkish dolma and Modern Greek dolmás, dolmád- (Modern Greek, from Turkish), from verbal noun of Turkish dolmak, to fill, be full, from Old Turkic t&omacron;l-, from passive of t&omacron;-, to close, block.
From Turkish dolma from dolmak (“to get full, be filled”). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”.