a spread of chopped eggplant, tomatoes, onions, and capers, and sometimes pine nuts, anchovies, and olives, cooked in olive oil.
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(in Sicilian cookery) a dish of fried seasoned aubergine and other vegetables, served as an appetizer
Word Origin for caponata
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