from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fruit or vegetable, especially a grape leaf or cabbage leaf, cooked with a filling of ground meat, herbs, or rice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a family of stuffed vegetable dishes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a dish composed of well-seasoned rice (with nuts or currants of minced lamb) simmered or braised in stock, stuffed into tomatoes or green peppers, or wrapped in grape leaves; -- popular in the near east.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Turkish dish made of vine-leaves, egg-plant, gourds, etc., stuffed with rice and chopped meat.
Turkish, filling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish dolma from dolmak ("to get full, be filled"). Thus, the word literally means “stuffed thing”. (Wiktionary)