Baba Ghanouj Definition

bäbä gäno͝osh
A purée of roasted eggplant and tahini, flavored with garlic and lemon juice.
American Heritage
A Middle Eastern dish, a puree of broiled eggplant usually with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, eaten with pita as an appetizer.
Webster's New World

Origin of Baba Ghanouj

  • Levantine colloquial Arabic bābā ġannūj bābā papa ġannūj flirtatious (ġanija to flirt ġng in Semitic roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition