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Eggplant   /ˈɛgplˌænt/   Listen
Eggplant

noun
1.
Egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow.  Synonyms: aubergine, mad apple.
2.
Hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable.  Synonyms: aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena.






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"Eggplant" Quotes from Famous Books



... eggplant, place in hot water and boil until tender, drain, add two eggs, salt, pepper, two tablespoons of matzoth or white flour or bread crumbs, beat together; fry in ...
— The International Jewish Cook Book • Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

... of eggplant!" cried one old hen. "These eggs hatch at the end of three weeks—they don't sprout—and then we have a lovely family of soft downy chickies; little puff balls that we can cuddle under our wings ...
— Raggedy Ann Stories • Johnny Gruelle



Words linked to "Eggplant" :   genus Solanum, aubergine, herb, herbaceous plant, Solanum, solanaceous vegetable



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