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Definition of "eggplant" []

  • An Indian plant (Solanum melongena var. esculenta) cultivated for its large edible, ovoid, glossy, usually purple-skinned fruit. (noun)
  • The fruit of this plant. Also called aubergine, melongene. (noun)
  • A blackish purple. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eggplant" in a sentence
  • "Kitchen notes: While the eggplant is leaching, make the pesto."
  • "While the eggplant is roasting, prep the other components of the stack."
  • "My wife prepares this so that the eggplant is on the botton, and is covered with sauted veggies as a topping, similar to a cooked bruschetta, but with the eggplant instead of the bread."