Definition of melongena
1 plural -s : eggplant
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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