ratatouille

[ rat-uh-too-ee, -twee; French ra-ta-too-yuh ]
/ ˌræt əˈtu i, -ˈtwi; French ra taˈtu yə /

noun

a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold.

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Origin of ratatouille

Borrowed into English from French around 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for ratatouille

ratatouille
/ (ˌrætəˈtwiː) /

noun

a vegetable casserole made of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, etc, fried in oil and stewed slowly

Word Origin for ratatouille

C19: from French, from touiller to stir, from Latin tudiculāre, from tudes hammer
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