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eggplant

noun egg·plant \-ˌplant\

Definition of EGGPLANT

1
a :  a widely cultivated perennial Asian herb (Solanum melongena) of the nightshade family yielding edible fruit
b :  the usually smooth ovoid typically blackish-purple or white fruit of the eggplant
2
:  a dark grayish or blackish purple
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First Known Use of EGGPLANT

1767
EGGPLANT Defined for Kids

eggplant

noun egg·plant \ˈeg-ˌplant, ˈāg-\

Definition of EGGPLANT for Kids

:  an oval vegetable with a usually glossy purplish skin and white flesh

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