- feminine A Provençal dish made from a mixture of tomatoes, aubergines, green and red sweet peppers, onions, garlic and olive oil seasoned and flavoured with marjoram or oregano. Courgettes and stoned olives are sometimes included. Traditionally each vegetable is fried or grilled separately and then combined. In the UK and commercially all tend to be stewed together.
- feminine Bad stew, lousy food
- noun a Mediterranean vegetable stew of onions, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and courgettes cooked in olive oil