Ratatouille meaning

rătə-to͝oē, rätä-
A vegetable stew, usually made with eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onions, seasoned with herbs and garlic.
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A vegetable stew of eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and peppers, flavored with garlic and basil or other herbs and served hot or cold.
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A traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish consisting primarily of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant, with other ingredients.
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Origin of ratatouille

  • French from alteration of toillier, touiller to stir, mix toil1

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

  • From French ratatouille, from Occitan ratatolha (ratatouille is a dish originally from Nice, and is also found in Provence), French form from diminutive prefix tat- + touiller (“to stir"), from Latin tudiculare (“to grind, to mix").

    From Wiktionary