from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible variety of olive with a fruity flavor and meaty texture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small-fruited cultivar of olive originating in southern Greece around Kalamata and Mani producing a prized, high-quality oil.
After Kalamata, Greece, city around which the olives are grown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After the Greek city of Kalamata. (Wiktionary)
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