Eggplant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɡplænt|  American pronunciation of the word eggplant
Brit.  |ˈɛɡplɑːnt|  British pronunciation of the word eggplant

noun

- egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow (syn: aubergine)
- hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable (syn: aubergine, brinjal)

Examples

...a precursor of the modern eggplant...

The clams were delicious. Likewise, the eggplant was excellent.

Word forms

noun
singular: eggplant
plural: eggplants
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