aubergine

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

Definition of aubergine

1 chiefly British : eggplant sense 1

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Surprise your guests by using an unexpected color palette such as aubergine for autumn or crisp black-and-white for winter. Jen Derose, House Beautiful, "5 Flower Arranging Tips for a Stunning Fall Centerpiece," 8 Oct. 2013 People notes that for the palace event, Markle and her mother made a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, and chapatis with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Devon Elizabeth, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Just Took Her Mom to Her First Royal Engagement," 20 Sep. 2018 The Duchess of Sussex reportedly helped cook tonight's menu of homemade coconut chicken curry, aubergine (that's eggplant, for those of us in the States) masala, dips to share, and caramelized plum upside-down cake for dessert. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Was Cooking in Heels at the Launch of the Together Cookbook," 20 Sep. 2018 People notes that for the palace event, Meghan and her mother made a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, and chapatis with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "It's Doria Ragland's first royal engagement.," 20 Sep. 2018 Other dishes include vegetable samosas, beef and aubergine casserole, and green rice. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Is Releasing a Charity Cookbook with Women Affected by the Grenfell Fire," 17 Sep. 2018 Models at the Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent fall runway shows sported shades of aubergine. Katheryn Erickson, Town & Country, "Violet Femmes," 14 Dec. 2012 Instead of absorbing infra-red radiation, an aubergine’s skin permits such wavelengths to pass through. The Economist, "How paint jobs can make sensors and autonomous cars safer," 5 Apr. 2018 Shining aubergine—black-skinned beauty, bitter apple. Peter Balakian, The New Yorker, "Eggplant," 19 May 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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