ma·ri·na·ra (măr′ə-nărə, mär′ə-närə)
Being or served with a sauce made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs: spaghetti marinara.
[Italian (alla) marinara, in sailor style, feminine of marinaro, of the sea, sailor, from marino, marine; see MARINA.]
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