Meaning of scarlet eggplant

scar'let egg'plant

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a hairy, prickly plant, Solanum integrifolium, of the nightshade family, native to Africa, grown for its furrowed, nearly round, scarlet or yellow ornamental fruit. Also called
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