A plate of dolmas.
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 tōl-, from passive of tō-, to close, block.
- Any of a family of stuffed vegetable dishes.
From Turkish dolma from dolmak (“to get full, be filled”). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”.