melongena

noun mel·on·ge·na \ˈmelənˈjēnə\

Definition of melongena

  1. 1 plural -s :  eggplant

  2. 2a capitalized :  a genus of tropical marine mollusks (family Xancidae) b -s :  a mollusk of this genus; especially :  a large edible Caribbean mollusk (M. corona) that resembles a whelk

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Origin and Etymology of melongena

New Latin, from Italian dialect melongiana, melangiana, from Arabic bādhinjān — more at brinjal


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