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

Definition of aubergine

1 chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

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Recent Examples on the Web The meal progressed from spaghetti with tomato to his fantastic aubergine. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "‘We Are Who We Are’ Director Luca Guadagnino Knows a Cure for Melancholy," 22 Oct. 2020 Returning from a recent shopping spree, one prominent chef checked off the items rising sharply in price: tomatoes, cabbages, aubergines, fish, spices—almost every ingredient, in fact, in the Indian cookbook. The Economist, "India’s economy risks swapping stagnation for stagflation," 23 Jan. 2020 Early Photography and Film Directly adjacent to the Impressionist gallery is a subversive take on the traditional black box theater with a deep, emotionally charged shade of aubergine: Farrow & Ball's Pelt. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How the New MoMA Uses Paint Colors to Change the Way We See Art," 6 Dec. 2019 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,, "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

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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