Japanese eggplant


: a long slender eggplant having a dark purple thin skin

Examples of Japanese eggplant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, nonna Yumi from Japan cooked miso grilled salmon and a Japanese eggplant dish Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Diane Herbst, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2023 Midtown menu musts like steaks, roast prime rib carved tableside, and a raw bar are there, but so are barbecued prawns with grits, Japanese eggplant with carrot harissa, and porcini lasagna with black truffle to keep things interesting. Devorah Lev-Tov, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2023 Still, the one that has come to rule them all is the Japanese eggplant, slender and glossy, presented at an upward tilt, a regal baton to be handed off to the next runner, with the green cap of its calyx perched perkily on top. Ligaya Mishan Melody Melamed, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 For example, try seasoning and grilling up Japanese eggplant—which already has a shape similar to sausage—or grilled Brussels sprouts tossed in BBQ sauce piled into a bun and topped with slaw. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2022 In eggplant recipes, it’s often listed interchangeably with Japanese eggplant, another slim and sweet variety, as is the case in these recipes for hiyayakko and eggplant biryani. Rebecca Firkser, Bon Appétit, 29 Aug. 2022 Seek out Japanese eggplant, which are long and slim, compared to the more common purple globe, which can be substituted here in a pinch. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Feb. 2022 The second plated course is the custardy flesh of roasted Japanese eggplant topped with shrimp and hard-boiled eggs vibrantly dressed with shallots, mint, garlic, lime juice and fish sauce. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 But spring for a few low-cost pieces of sushi, like the simple but exceptional slice of avocado, painted with yuzu kosho, or the nasu (Japanese eggplant), each $3. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 15 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese eggplant was in 1908

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“Japanese eggplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20eggplant. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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