caponata definition by Webster's New World
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a relish made of chopped eggplant, olives, onions, celery, and herbs in olive oil, usually served as an antipasto
caponata definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A dish of eggplant and other vegetables, pine nuts, and anchovies, cooked in olive oil and served at room temperature, often as an appetizer.
Origin: Italian, of Sicilian dialectal origin.