Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A marinated fillet of herring wrapped around a pickle or an onion and served as an hors d'oeuvre.

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  • n. Plural form of rollmop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle

Etymologies

German : rollen, to roll (from Middle High German, from Old French roler; see roll) + Mops, blockhead, pug dog (from Low German; akin to Dutch moppen, to make a sour face).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Dan is sipping from a bottle of DesignatedDriver (tm) nonalcoholic beer and feasting from an array of nutritional crack placed before him: Cheezie Nuggies, nitrite-soaked ham rollmops, and Nacho Nodules.

    Shampoo Planet

  • He carried his rollmops in his pocket and frequently, in art galleries or elsewhere, would draw it out and nibble it, while disseminating inaccuracies touching on pictures and statues and things.

    Europe Revised

  • A rollmops consists of a large dilled cucumber, with a pickled herring coiled round it ready to strike, in the design of the rattlesnake-and-pinetree flag of the Revolution, the motto in both instances being in effect: "Don't monkey with the buzz saw!"

    Europe Revised

  • Dine on a menu of pickled rollmops, grilled gurnard fillet and ginger three ways pudding, then toast Charles Dickens with a heady alcoholic punch.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Some commercial rollmops are ­pickled in brutally acidic distilled vinegar, which obliterates their oily succulence and flavour.

    The Guardian World News

  • Like ­mackerel, they are rich in oils, so do not keep well, which is why they are often pickled as rollmops

    The Guardian World News

  • Homemade herring rollmops: Many commercial versions use brutally acidic vinegar that kills the flavour of the fish, so it pays to do it yourself.

    The Guardian World News

  • Cut the rollmops into bite-sized pieces and mix gently with the ­potatoes, shallot and dill.

    The Guardian World News

  • So when six of us recently went on a Sunday afternoon trip to MSB, I inwardly shut down the grump switch and ordered the rollmops with tomato chutney.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • In the summer, lunch on a Saturday would be a selection of fish - sardines, salty little anchovies wrapped around capers, pickled fish, and my father's beloved rollmops.

    Cook sister!

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