Eggplant

Ripe purple eggplants growing in the vegetable garden. Shallow depth of field, selective focus.

Solanum melongena

Nightshades

Synonyms:
Brinjal, Aubergine
Eggplant (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • egg-plant

Etymology

egg +‎ plant, originally applied only to the white-colored variety.

Pronunciation

Noun

eggplant (countable and uncountable, plural eggplants) (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand)

  1. (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand) The plant Solanum melongena.
  2. (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand) The edible fruit of the Solanum melongena: an aubergine.
  3. (Canada, US
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