Definition of eggplant
1a : a widely cultivated perennial Asian herb (Solanum melongena) of the nightshade family yielding edible fruitb : the usually smooth ovoid typically blackish-purple or white fruit of the eggplant
2 : a dark grayish or blackish purple
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Eggplant slices; with tapenade-flavored mayonnaise 10.
Our most charismatic are tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.
Repeat with the remaining eggplant, sauce and mozzarella.
Turkish olive oil and butter, along with a different Turkish spice each month, accompany all breads, and main course selections might be shish kebabs or eggplant stuffed with ground meat.
The veggie menu includes spring rolls, tofu lettuce wraps, a papaya salad and entrees such as eggplant with spicy basil ($11).
Laprise, on this night, found a most excellent loin of lamb with king eryngii mushrooms, pickled eggplant, tarragon puree, lemongrass and mint sauce.
Toss pasta with eggplant mixture until fully coated (add pasta water if needed to moisten, 1/4 cup at a time).
Cook the vegetables on the grill until tender but not floppy, turning halfway through cooking time — about 12-15 minutes total for the eggplant, onion quarters and sweet pepper, 8-10 minutes for the zucchini and 2 minutes for the tomatoes.
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Definition of eggplant for Students
: an oval vegetable with a usually glossy purplish skin and white flesh
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