au·​ber·​gine | \ ˈō-bər-ˌzhēn How to pronounce aubergine (audio) \

Definition of aubergine

1 chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

Examples of aubergine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison are former models who run Wild by Tart and Tart London: a restaurant and catering company frequented by those in fashion and the arts as much as punters in love with their aubergine and cashew satay. Clare Finney, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 Lunch was 170g chicken breast with 130g broccoli and lots of other vegetables like aubergine, courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2022 His paintings were everything but: His work is peopled with folks of every imaginable hue, from indigo to fuchsia to chartreuse and aubergine, a literal rainbow coalition., 25 Aug. 2021 The first small gallery, its walls cloaked in dark aubergine, shimmers in low light with the bleak resonance of a disturbed tomb., 28 Oct. 2021 What’s not to like about an extraordinary platform bearing nine Alberto Giacometti bronze sculptures, luxuriously displayed before a wall painted luscious aubergine? Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Lacquer in shades of aubergine; bronzes of all sorts; copper, silver and gold accessories. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 4 June 2021 Queen Elizabeth, who turns 95 next week, followed the procession in her gleaming aubergine Bentley, not at the head of it, which would have been customary for a sovereign., 17 Apr. 2021 Queen Elizabeth, who turns 95 next week, followed the procession in her gleaming aubergine Bentley, not at the head of it, which would have been customary for a sovereign. Mark Landler, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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“Aubergine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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