What does Eggplant mean?

Definitions for Eggplantˈɛgˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Eggplant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eggplant, aubergine, mad apple(noun)

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

  2. 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


  1. eggplant(Noun)

    Solanum melongena

  2. eggplant(Noun)

    Aubergine, the edible fruit of the Solanum melongena.

  3. eggplant(Noun)

    A black person .

  4. Origin: From egg + plant, originally applied only to the white-colored variety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eggplant(noun)

    a plant (Solanum Melongena), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, smooth, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple


  1. Eggplant

    Eggplant is a dark purple or brownish-purple color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants. Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine. The first recorded use of eggplant as a color name in English was in 1915. The pinkish-purple-grayish color shown in the color box as eggplant was introduced by Crayola in 1998. Different varieties of eggplant may range from indigo to white. Chinese eggplants are the same shape as a European eggplant, but are colored a dark violet color. Thai eggplants are small, round, and colored forest green.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eggplant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eggplant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    I doubt that imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.

  2. Paul Fischbeck:

    Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.

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