nounpl. -·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 dolmafrom 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 Modern Greek dolmás, dolmád- (Modern Greek) ( from Turkish) from verbal noun of Turkish dolmak to fill, be full akin to Old Turkic tōl- from passive of tō- to close, block
From Turkish dolma from dolmak (“to get full, be filled”). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”.