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noun ca·po·na·ta \ˌkä-pə-ˈnä-tə\

Definition of caponata

  1. :  a relish of chopped eggplant and assorted vegetables

Origin and Etymology of caponata

Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) capunata, sailor's dish of biscuit steeped in oil and vinegar, chopped vegetables served similarly, from Catalan caponada dry bread soaked in oil and vinegar, perhaps from capó capon

First Known Use: 1931

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