eggplant

noun
egg·​plant | \ ˈeg-ˌplant How to pronounce eggplant (audio) , ˈāg-\

Definition of eggplant

1a : a widely cultivated perennial Asian herb (Solanum melongena) of the nightshade family yielding edible fruit
b : the usually smooth ovoid typically blackish-purple or white fruit of the eggplant
2 : a dark grayish or blackish purple

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Tablescapes featured a full spectrum of colors, made by mixing flowers and greenery with produce like eggplants and cabbage, plus bowls of salsa tucked inside to use during the meal. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 Most of the ingredients come from the kitchen garden, orchards, and beehives, with dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls, lentil burgers, and eggplant-potato dumplings. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018 The most common eggplant disease is Verticillium wilt. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Restaurants in Williams South Rims Wine and Beer Garage pairs a surprisingly eclectic menu that includes an eggplant portobello sandwich and spicy crab cakes with a full slate of wines and craft beers on tap. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 Piper’s hairline is orange, and her skin is an eggplant shade of purple. Jillian Steinhauer, The New Republic, "Adrian Piper’s art plays with identity and confronts defensiveness.," 30 May 2018 In addition to spending time with his wife Ethel and his family and friends, Marvin’s passions included jazz, eggplant parmesan and DQ ice cream. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 5/7," 7 May 2018 But the eggplant sticks, very lightly dusted with corn starch and ground chili pepper and then deep-fried, turned out to have the same irresistible charisma as the best French fries, with nary a thought for ketchup or aioli. Beth Segal, cleveland.com, "Szechuan Gourmet: Hot spot for hot pot and much more in Asiatown (photos)," 20 Apr. 2018 In the living room, Simone painted the original sausalito tiles with white epoxy to keep the colors airy and soft in contrast to the eggplant velvet couch. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Kim Kardashian’s Stylist Simone Harouche Is Now An Interior Designer, Too," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of eggplant

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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eggplant

noun
egg·​plant | \ ˈeg-ˌplant How to pronounce eggplant (audio) , ˈāg-\

Kids Definition of eggplant

: an oval vegetable with a usually glossy purplish skin and white flesh

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