Definition of caponata
: 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: 1931See Words from the same year
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