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Meaning of eggplant

egg•plant

Pronunciation: (eg'plant", -plänt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Solanum melongena esculentum, of the nightshade family, cultivated for its edible, dark-purple or occasionally white or yellow fruit.
  2. the fruit of this plant used as a table vegetable.
  3. a blackish purple color; aubergine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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