American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See eggplant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the egg-plant, Solanum Melongena; the brinjal.
- n. UK an Asian plant, Solanum melongena, cultivated for its edible purple, green, or white ovoid fruit
- n. UK the fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
- n. a dark purple colour; eggplant.
- n. egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
- n. hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
- Borrowing from French aubergine, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic الباذِنْجان (al-baðinjān), the eggplant, from Persian بادنگان (bâdengân), from باتنگان (bâtengân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātiga-gama, "eggplant"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Catalan albergina, from Arabic al-bāḏinjān, the eggplant, from Persian bādenjān, bādengān. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In Europe it is called aubergine, the word also deriving from Sanskrit, via Catalan, Arabic and Persian.”
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