aubergine

noun
au·​ber·​gine | \ˈō-bər-ˌzhēn \

Definition of aubergine 

1 chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

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People notes that for the palace event, Meghan and her mother made a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, and chapatis with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "It's Doria Ragland's first royal engagement.," 20 Sep. 2018 Other dishes include vegetable samosas, beef and aubergine casserole, and green rice. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Is Releasing a Charity Cookbook with Women Affected by the Grenfell Fire," 17 Sep. 2018 Models at the Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent fall runway shows sported shades of aubergine. Katheryn Erickson, Town & Country, "Violet Femmes," 14 Dec. 2012 Instead of absorbing infra-red radiation, an aubergine’s skin permits such wavelengths to pass through. The Economist, "How paint jobs can make sensors and autonomous cars safer," 5 Apr. 2018 Shining aubergine—black-skinned beauty, bitter apple. Peter Balakian, The New Yorker, "Eggplant," 19 May 2018 Letizia’s orange and aubergine top was amped up by an equally punchy leather skirt. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Goes Graphic for Spring," 7 May 2018 That way, an aubergine in a sunny field remains cool. The Economist, "How paint jobs can make sensors and autonomous cars safer," 5 Apr. 2018 The clue as to how to do this came in the form of an aubergine (or eggplant, as it is known in America). The Economist, "How paint jobs can make sensors and autonomous cars safer," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aubergine

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aubergine

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

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