Definitions

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  • n. Variant of kalamata olive, a small-fruited olive traditionally grown around Kalamata, Greece.
  • n. A variety of currant from southern Greece.

Etymologies

Kalamáta, a city in Southern Greece (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So I had a slice of bread, and a few calamata olives, and I started singing “Saved by a woman,” by Ray LaMontagne, at the top of my lungs, while cutting a second slice, and I got a little jiggy with the bread knife, which is new and sharp with squared-off serrations, and I cut off a small dome of my fingermeat.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • I lay on my bed and stared at the ceiling, worrying about my credit-card debt and eating calamata olives.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • I mean no disrespect to those calamata olive breads, sun-dried tomato focaccias, and parmesan baguettes-they just ain't my favorite thing.

    The Bread Question

  • He knew they had feta and bottled grape leaves, eggplant and chicken livers, phyllo dough in the freezer, fresh spinach in bags, pita and calamata olives.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • They're doing small 12-inch and large 16-inch pies, with pick-and-choose toppings like Fiorella's sausage, imported capicola and pepperoni, calamata olives and house-roasted peppers.

    The Clog

  • Ideas for dipping: toasted baguette, sliced pears, sliced apples, calamata olive peasant bread

    Thinking About...

  • My other tasting was the Marinated Olives and Peppers, which paired a few silky roasted red peppers with a healthy mix of calamata and Greek olives, all marinated in a flavored olive oil.

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  • I used chopped calamata olives that been marinated in EVOO and spices, in place of the green olives.

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  • I'll definitely be stopping in there again, and next time I'll be trying out some of their award-winning calamata olives, methinks …

    Muti

  • * 4 shallots, thinly sliced (onions may be substituted in a pinch) * One dozen or so calamata olives, pitted and halved or coarsely chopped

    Organization Station

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