aubergine

noun
au·ber·gine | \ˈō-bər-ˌzhēn \

Definition of aubergine 

1 chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

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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 There are 20 total eye-shadow shades ranging from turquoise to hot magenta to bright aubergine, with a choice of finishes: shiny or extra-shiny. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Tom Ford’s New Beauty Collection Is the Definition of Extra," 7 Mar. 2018 Weitz said, coaxing him into an aubergine cardigan and buttoning the front. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Man Who’s Helped Elon Musk, Tom Brady, and Ari Emanuel Get Dressed," 18 Mar. 2013 From marigold to dusty blue to aubergine, check out six alternatives to spring pastels you'll be excited to wear. Ana Colon, Glamour, "6 Spring Color Trends That Are Less Predictable Than Pastels," 2 Feb. 2018 Daytime meetings —with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Argentinian First Lady Julianna Awada, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — saw the royal again embrace a vibrant palette in midnight blue, oxblood, and aubergine. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Rania of Jordan Brings Her Royal Style to Snowy Davos," 25 Jan. 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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