Definition of mamaliga in English:

mamaliga

(also mamalyga)

noun

  • Polenta; maize porridge, a national dish in Romania.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Romanian mămăligă (goes to Yiddish mamelige mamaliga, also used disparagingly for a Romanian Jew).

Pronunciation

mamaliga

/maməˈliːɡə/