Definitions for aubergineˈoʊ bərˌʒin, -ˌdʒin, ˈoʊ bɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•ber•gineˈoʊ bərˌʒin, -ˌdʒin, ˈoʊ bɛr-(n.)

  1. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: eggplant.

  2. a dark purplish color.

    Category: British

Origin of aubergine:

1785–95; < F < Catalan albargínia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena(noun)

    hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable

  2. eggplant, aubergine, mad apple(noun)

    egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aubergine(noun)ˈoʊ bərˌʒin, -ˌdʒin, ˈoʊ bɛr-



  1. aubergine(Noun)

    an Asian plant, Solanum melongena, cultivated for its edible purple, green, or white ovoid fruit

  2. aubergine(Noun)

    the fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable

  3. Origin: from albergínia, from باذنجان, the eggplant, from بادنگان, from باتنگان, from वातिगगम.


  1. Eggplant

    Eggplant is a species of nightshade commonly known in British English as aubergine and also known as melongene, garden egg, or guinea squash. It is known in South Asia, Southeast Asia and South Africa as brinjal. It bears a fruit of the same name that is widely used in cooking, most notably as an important ingredient in dishes such as moussaka and ratatouille. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to both the tomato and the potato. It was originally domesticated in India and Bangladesh from the wild nightshade, the thorn or bitter apple, S. incanum.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


eggplant; a purple vegetable

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