brinjal

noun

brin·​jal
ˈbrinˌjȯl,
-jäl
ˈbrinjəl
variants or brinjaul
plural -s
India & Africa

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese bringella, beringela, from Arabic bādhinjān, from Persian bādingān, probably from Sanskrit vātiṅgaṇa

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“Brinjal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brinjal. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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