from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vegetable stew, usually made with eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onions, seasoned with herbs and garlic.
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- n. A traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish consisting primarily of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant, with other ingredients.
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- n. a vegetable stew; usually made with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion, and seasonings
French, from alteration of toillier, touiller, to stir, mix; see toil1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)