Definition of mangetout in English:


Line breaks: mange|tout
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒ̃ʒtuː
, -ˈtuː/

noun (plural same or mangetouts pronunc. same)

  • A pea of a variety with an edible pod, eaten when the pod is young and flat.
    More example sentences
    • Along with our meals came a dish of vegetables offering small tastings of cauliflower, broccoli, mangetouts, carrots and a larger helping of new potatoes.
    • The next day, the remaining beef was sliced and marinated in soy, rice wine, garlic, sesame oil and cornflour, then tossed in a hot wok with soaked Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts and mangetout, as in today's recipe.
    • The dishes came with nicely cooked baby potatoes, carrots and mangetout.


early 19th century: from French, literally 'eat all'.

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