[rat-uh-too-ee, -twee; French ra-ta-too-yuh]
a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold.

1875–80; < French

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ratatouille (ˌrætəˈtwiː)
a vegetable casserole made of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, etc, fried in oil and stewed slowly
[C19: from French, from touiller to stir, from Latin tudiculāre, from tudes hammer]

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Word Origin & History

1877, from Fr., first element uncertain, second element evidently touiller "to stir up."
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Placed before her is a dish of seafood with ratatouille.
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