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aubergine

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noun au·ber·gine \ˈō-bər-ˌzhēn\

Definition of aubergine

  1. 1 chiefly British :  eggplant 1

  2. 2 :  eggplant 2



Origin of aubergine

French, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic al-bādhinjān the eggplant, ultimately from Middle Indo-Aryan *vātiñjaṇa-, vātiṅgaṇa-


First Known Use: 1794

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