aubergine

noun
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 Just last month, Bieber’s friend Kendall Jenner swiped an aubergine shade on her toes. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Hailey Bieber’s Post-Wedding Manicure Is a Fall Trend in The Making," 10 Oct. 2019 The original moldings in the library are lacquered in a high-gloss aubergine, which offsets artworks by Rose Wylie and David Benjamin Sherry. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "How One Globe-Trotting Retail Guru Creates a Cool and Collected Home," 17 Oct. 2019 This pair, in a lovely aubergine, is the picture of grace and elegance. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Keep an Eye Out for Orrefors Crystal Lamps Whenever You Go Antiquing," 3 May 2019 One of my favorite dishes on the menu was the gaeng bumbai aubergine. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?," 18 Nov. 2019 Here too is the Thistle pattern, with the Scottish flower’s tufts and spikes placed against saturated hues like crimson, aubergine and earth. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: Design and décor with British flair," 30 Oct. 2019 The sole fillet was topped with silky lemon and yuzu fondue and layered over aubergine; the lacquered duck breast served with foie gras, figs, and beetroot. Amy Louise Bailey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Currently Obsessed With: La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido," 10 Oct. 2019 This isn’t Lizzo’s first brush with this colorway: a mid-September snap finds her showing off a darker iteration of the aubergine lean, this time accompanied by eyes adorned in pink, orange, chartreuse, and blue. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Lizzo Just Debuted a Dramatic New Hair Color," 1 Oct. 2019 There are other characters and other food memories – from a hot pastrami sandwich to a bucket of fried chicken, to the aubergine – to help tell the story. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "‘Aubergine’ stirs up family relationships and food memories," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of aubergine was in 1775

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9 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aubergine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aubergine. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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