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ratatouille

[rat-uh-too-ee, -twee; French ra-ta-too-yuh] /ˌræt əˈtu i, -ˈtwi; French ra taˈtu yə/
noun
1.
a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French
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  • Placed before her is a dish of seafood with ratatouille.
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British Dictionary definitions for ratatouille

ratatouille

/ˌrætəˈtwiː/
noun
1.
a vegetable casserole made of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, etc, fried in oil and stewed slowly
Word Origin
C19: from French, from touiller to stir, from Latin tudiculāre, from tudes hammer
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Word Origin and History for ratatouille
n.

1877, from French ratatouille (19c.), first element uncertain, second element evidently touiller "to stir up," ultimately from Latin tudes "hammer" [Gamillscheg].

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