Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The roe of mullet or tuna that is salted, dried, pressed, and usually served sliced or grated as a garnish.

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  • noun A Mediterranean dish of cured fish roe

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Arabic baṭāriḫ, pl. of baṭraḫ, ultimately from Greek tarīkhos, tarīkhon, dried salted fish, pickled fish (perhaps via Late Greek botarikhon : bo-; perhaps akin to Modern Greek avgo, egg from Greek ōion; see awi- in Indo-European roots + Greek tarīkhon, or alternatively via Coptic *pitarikhon, bottarga : pi-, masculine sing. definite article + *tarikhon, bottarga, from Greek tarīkhon).]

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Italian bottarga.

Examples

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  • "Have some bottarga, it's good for you, makes you strong."

    Talismano by Abdelwaheb Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 92 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    September 25, 2011

  • See also botargo.

    September 25, 2011