ba·ba gha·nouj or ba·ba gha·noush or ba·ba ga·noush (bäbə gə-nsh, -nzh)
A purée of roasted eggplant and tahini, flavored with garlic and lemon juice.
[Levantine colloquial Arabic bābā ġannūj : bābā, papa + ġannūj, flirtatious (ġanija, to flirt; see ġng in Semitic roots).]
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