marinara

[mahr-uh-nahr-uh, mar-uh-nar-uh]
noun
1.
Italian Cookery. a highly seasoned sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and spices.
adjective
2.
garnished or served with marinara: shrimps marinara.

Origin:
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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marinara

noun
sauce for pasta; contains tomatoes and garlic and herbs 
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Example sentences
Put oregano in the pizza sauce, never in the marinara.
Mix chives with marinara sauce and spread around perimeter of dish.
It's spaghetti and marinara sauce, with sweeter and smokier notes.
Marinara or chili sauce is served on the side for dipping.
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