baba ghanoujba·ba gha·nouj
a Middle Eastern dish, a puree of broiled eggplant usually with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, eaten with pita as an appetizer
also ba·ba ga·noush′
Origin of baba ghanoujArabic b?b? ghann?j, literally , father of flirtation: uncertain or unknown; perhaps so called from having been invented by a member of a harem
or ba·ba ghan·nouj or ba·ba ga·noosh
A purée of roasted eggplant and tahini, flavored with garlic and lemon juice.
Origin of baba ghanoujLevantine colloquial Arabic baba ġann&umacron;j : baba, papa + ġann&umacron;j, flirtatious (ġanija, to flirt; see ġng in Semitic roots).