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- n. eggplant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The eggplant bush (Solanum melongena). See eggplant.
- n. The fruit of the eggplant bush, a large egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as egg-plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
- n. egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
Because it was once thought to cause various diseases. (Wiktionary)