au·​ber·​gine ˈō-bər-ˌzhēn How to pronounce aubergine (audio)
chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

Examples of aubergine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pieces are arrayed along a spiral pattern elemental to Pueblo cosmology, and the walls and displays are painted deep aubergine and mustard yellow, on the request of a Pueblo advisory committee. Globe Staff,, 17 Aug. 2023 The interior color scheme is a mix of aubergine and burgundy hues and the vibe decidedly moody with a Mediterranean influence. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 21 June 2023 Here, against walls that Thompson painted in a high-gloss aubergine as a way of reflecting light inside the interior-facing room, hangs a black-and-white portrait by Chuck Close of David Rockefeller, Sr. Daniel Cappello, Town & Country, 5 Apr. 2023 No, no, no, there’s not, there’s not an aubergine. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2023 The simple, modern structure comes in your choice of eight colors, like aubergine, white, and green, and a few finishes, including zinc and the oxidized metal that's shown. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 24 May 2022 Especially when paired with Fornasetti's cloud-print wallpaper and a modern aubergine stool, as done in this main bathroom decorated by Arent & Pyke. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 13 Jan. 2023 To balance her aubergine velvet Valentino, Selena Gomez opted for a high-slung ponytail that volleyed youthful buoyancy and full-tilt glamour, an ideal combination for the onset of awards season. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2023 The Princess of Wales wore the aubergine velvet dress for her official royal portrait, shot by Lord Snowden in 1991. Molly Enking, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aubergine was in 1775

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“Aubergine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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