Definitions

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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

Etymologies

Because it was once thought to cause various diseases. (Wiktionary)

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