Definition of Kalamata in English:

Kalamata

(also Calamata)

noun

  • In full "Kalamata olive". The fruit of an olive cultivar traditionally grown around the Greek city of Kalamata, having a large size and elongated shape, a purplish-black colour when cured, smooth skin, and a sharp, fruity taste.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Kalamáta, the name of a Greek city on the southern coast of the Peloponnese, in the department of Messinia.

Pronunciation

Kalamata

/ˌkaləˈmɑːtə/