Eggplant definitions

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A blackish purple.
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A plant (Solanum melongena) native to India, cultivated for its edible, glossy, usually ovoid fruits that are chiefly purple but can be white, yellow, or green.
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A fruit of this plant.
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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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The fruit.
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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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Origin of eggplant

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