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marinara

[mahr-uh-nahr-uh, mar-uh-nar-uh] /ˌmɑr əˈnɑr ə, ˌmær əˈnær ə/
noun
1.
Italian Cookery. a highly seasoned sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and spices.
adjective
2.
garnished or served with marinara:
shrimps marinara.
Origin of marinara
1945-1950
1945-50; < Italian (alla) marinara literally, in sailor's style, feminine of marinaro seafaring (adj.), sailor (noun) (dial., for Tuscan marinaio), equivalent to marin(a) sea, noun use of feminine of marino marine + -aro < Latin -ārius -ary
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  • Rotisserie-style chicken, whole wheat roll OR whole-wheat spaghetti with marinara and mozarella cheese.

  • But the bar snack preparation often masks the delicate squid-iness with dominating flavors of grease and marinara sauce.

    What to Eat Cookstr.com August 24, 2009

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