Eggplant meaning

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A blackish purple.
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The fruit.
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A perennial plant (Solanum melongena) of the nightshade family, with large, ovoid, usually purple-skinned fruits that are eaten as a vegetable.
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Solanum melongena.
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Aubergine, the edible fruit of the Solanum melongena.
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A dark purple color.

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(slang, derogatory, offensive) A black person (used mainly by Italian-Americans).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eggplant
Plural:
eggplants

Origin of eggplant

  • From the appearance of the ovoid fruit, especially of varieties bearing white-skinned fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From egg + plant, originally applied only to the white-colored variety.

    From Wiktionary