Definitions

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

  • adjective Being or served with a sauce made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices.
  • noun Marinara sauce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An Italian sauce containing tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and spices.
  • adjective Served in marinara sauce; -- used postpositionally, as veal marinara.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Prepared with tomatoes, or in a tomato sauce.
  • adjective Australia Of pasta: In a seafood sauce. Of pizza: With seafood topping.
  • noun A marinara sauce.

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

  • noun sauce for pasta; contains tomatoes and garlic and herbs

Etymologies

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

[Italian (alla) marinara, in sailor style, feminine of marinaro, of the sea, sailor, from marino, marine; see marina.]

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From Italian alla marinara, "sailor style".

Examples

  • Also eggplant, which I love to eat deep fried or baked in marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.

    Friday Feast

  • Also eggplant, which I love to eat deep fried or baked in marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.

    2007 October « Becca’s Byline

  • In Oz if you ask for marinara, you would expect to get seafood, apparently the word marinara derives from the Italian for sailor, marinaio.

    At My Table

  • They taste like crap, but if you drown them in marinara it’s sort of like eating spaghetti.

    You are SO going to love me – The finale « Bored Mommy

  • Lucy, you go find a package of spaghetti and also a jar of sauce called marinara.

    E Is for Environment

  • Lucy, you go find a package of spaghetti and also a jar of sauce called marinara.

    E Is for Environment

  • Competing with, and not exactly compatible with, the marinara is the smell of granola and ginger granola bars.

    Chewy Ginger & Spice Granola Bars - An Experiment

  • Competing with, and not exactly compatible with, the marinara is the smell of granola and ginger granola bars.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • They make their own marinara, which is sweet in the Sicilian style, and, of course, their own meatballs.

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  • They make their own marinara, which is sweet in the Sicilian style, and, of course, their own meatballs.

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