eggplant

noun
egg·​plant | \ˈeg-ˌplant, 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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When ready to assemble, layer spinach in bowl and top with chickpeas, eggplant, cauliflower, and bean sprouts. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 The shadow shades have appropriately wholesome-sounding names: Let the Show Begin (gold shimmer), Hug Me: (matte light brown), Hooray (slate shimmer), Oh Boy! (matte mauve), M is for Mischief (matte brick red), and Ah Shucks! (matte eggplant). Marci Robin, Allure, "Dose of Colors' Brand-New Mickey Mouse Makeup Collection Is Already Selling Out," 13 Nov. 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 Transfer eggplant and onions to rimmed and baking sheet and let cool slightly. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Cook’s Trick: Go Ahead and Overdo It," 7 Sep. 2018 In the vegetable garden, Burch gleefully points out the serried ranks of okra, eggplant, beans, peppers, kale, cucumber, and cantaloupe. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside Tory Burch’s Lovingly Restored Antigua Getaway," 15 Aug. 2018 Hydroponic growers supply herbs, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, kale, chard, different lettuces including romaine, oak leaf and bibb, and different herbs. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "A guide to New Orleans area produce: When to buy what," 18 Apr. 2018 To accompany the salad: baba ganoush, a smoky dip made with charred eggplant. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Cook’s Trick: Go Ahead and Overdo It," 7 Sep. 2018 Layer lasagna with eggplant and zucchini instead of sheets of pasta. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Which Louisiana-made jarred pasta sauce is the healthiest?," 13 Mar. 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, ˈāg-\

Kids Definition of eggplant

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

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