Definition of mangetout in English:
noun (plural same or mangetouts pronounced same)British
A pea of a variety with an edible pod, eaten when the pod is young and flat.
- 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'.