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eggplant Explained

eggplant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['egp'lænt]

eggplant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] AmE a large vegetable with smooth purple skin// British Equivalent: aubergine//

eggplant at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Tender perennial plant (Solanum melongena) of the nightshade family. It requires a warm climate and is grown extensively in E and S Asia (where it is native) and in the U.S. It is usually grown as an annual for its fleshy fruit. It has an erect, bushy stem; large ovate, slightly lobed leaves; and pendant, violet, solitary flowers. The fruit is a large, glossy, egg-shaped berry, varying in color from dark purple to red, yellowish, or white, and sometimes striped. It is a staple in cuisines of the Mediterranean region.

eggplant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[C, U] (AmE) = AUBERGINE

eggplant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[C, U] (AmE) = AUBERGINE

Eggplant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eggplant \Egg"plant`\, n. (Bot.)
A plant ({Solanum Melongena}), of East Indian origin, allied
to the tomato, and bearing a large, smooth, edible fruit,
shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple.

eggplant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

eggplant
n 1: egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark
purple but occasionally white or yellow [syn: {aubergine},
{mad apple}]
2: hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely
cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used
as a vegetable [syn: {aubergine}, {brinjal}, {eggplant
bush}, {garden egg}, {mad apple}, {Solanum melongena}]

eggplant at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Aubergine.jpg|thumb|right|An eggplant.
Category: File - :WhiteEggplantonMarketStall.jpg|thumb|White eggplant fruits, for whose resemblance to chicken eggs the plant is named

Alternative forms

* egg-plant

Etymology

From Inter: term » egg||lang=en + Inter: term » plant||lang=en, originally applied only to the white-colored variety.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-eggplant.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Solanum melongena
    1. Aubergine, the edible fruit of the Solanum melongena.
    2. A dark purple color.
    3. : Inter: color panel » 990066
    4. Inter: slang » derogatory|offensive A black person Inter: context » used mainly by Italian-Americans.
    5. 2004, Wendy Coakley-Thompson, Back to Life
    6. : "Why am I not surprised?" This was the limit. "You know, I'm black enough for his family to yell eggplant-this and nigger-that at me," she said.
    7. 2006, Jerome Charyn, Raised by wolves: the turbulent art and times of Quentin Tarantino
    8. : What else can he do? But Hopper continues his riff. "Sicilians still carry that nigger gene . . . Your ancestors are niggers. You're part eggplant."

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » fruit aubergine, brinjal, brown jolly, melongene

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » plant

  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|eiervrug
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|patëllxhan
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|باذنجان|tr=bāḏinjān
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|بدنجان|m|tr=bidingān|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բադրիջան|tr=badriǰan, Inter: t- » hy|սմբուկ|tr=smbuk
  • Inter: trreq » as
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|alberjinia, Inter: t+ » eu|berenjena
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বার্তাকু|tr=bartaku|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|син домат|m|tr=sin tomát, Inter: t- » bg|патладжан|m|tr=patladžán
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|albergínia|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|茄子|tr=qiézi|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|patılcan
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lilek|m, Inter: t- » cs|baklažán|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|aubergine|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aubergine|m, Inter: t- » nl|eierplant|m, Inter: t- » nl|eiervrucht|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|munakoiso
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aubergine|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბადრიჯანი|tr=bradijanebi|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aubergine|f, Inter: t- » de|Eierpflanze|f, Inter: t- » de|Eierfrucht|f, Inter: t+ » de|Melanzani|f Inter: qualifier » Austria
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μελιτζάνα|f|tr=melitzána, Inter: t+ » el|παπούτσι|n|tr=papoutsí Inter: qualifier » colloquial, "shoe"
  • Gujarati: Inter: t+ » gu|રીંગણ|tr=riṅgāṇ|sc=Gujr, Inter: t- » gu|વેંગણ|tr=veṅgaṇ|sc=Gujr
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|חציל|m|tr=hatsil
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|बैंगन|m|tr=baiṅgan|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » hi|बतिया|f|tr=batiyā, Inter: t+ » hi|भण्टा|m|tr=bhaṇṭā
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|padlizsán|c
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|berenjena, Inter: t+ » io|berenjeno
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|terong
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ubhthoradh|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|melanzana|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|茄子|tr=なす, nasu, Inter: t- » ja|ナス|tr=nasu
  • Inter: trreq » kn
  • Kurdish:
  • : Kurmanji: bacanê reş
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » بادمجان, Inter: ku-Arab » باینجان
  • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|баклажан|tr=baklacan|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ladino:
    • : Latin: Inter: tø » lad|berendjena|f
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|melongena|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|патлиџан|m|tr=pátlidžan
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|terung ungu
    • Inter: trreq » ml
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|brunġiela|f
    • Marathi: Inter: t+ » mr|वांगी|tr=vāṅgī|sc=Deva
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ayęęzhii yiltʼąąʼí
    • Nepali: Inter: t+ » ne|बैजनी|tr=baijanī|sc=Deva, Inter: t+ » ne|भण्टा|tr=bhaṇṭā|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|aubergine|c, Inter: t- » no|eggplante, Inter: t- » no|eggplanta
    • Inter: trreq » or
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بادنجان|tr=bâdenjân, Inter: t- » fa|بادنگان|tr=bâdengân, Inter: t- » fa|باتنگان|tr=bâtengân
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bakłażan|m, Inter: t+ » pl|oberżyna|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|berinjela|f
    • Punjabi: Inter: t+ » pa|ਬੈਂਗਣ|m|tr=baiṅgaṇ|sc=Guru
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|vânătă|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|वृन्ताकम्|m|tr=vŕntākam|sc=Deva
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|патлиџан|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|patlidžan|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|baklažán|m, Inter: t- » sk|ľuľok|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|jajčevec|m, Inter: t- » sl|malancan|m, Inter: t- » sl|malancana|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|berenjena|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|aubergine|c, Inter: t+ » sv|äggplanta|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|talong
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|боқлаҷон|tr=boqlajon|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » tg|бодинҷон|tr=bodinjon|sc=Cyrl
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|ஆங்கிலம்|tr=kattirikkāy
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|వంగ|tr=vaṅga
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|มะเขือ|tr=makheuua
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|patlıcan, Inter: t- » tr|badincan
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بینگن|m|tr=baiṅgan, Inter: t- » ur|بتیا|f|tr=batiyā, Inter: t- » ur|بھنٹا|m|tr=bhaṇṭā|sc=Deva
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|cà
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|פּאַטלעזשאַן|tr=patlezhan


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » edible fruit
    • Abkhaz: Inter: t- » ab|аҟандыл|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ab|абаклаџьан|sc=Cyrl
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|patëllxhan
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|باذنجان|m|tr=bāḏinjān
    • : Egyptian Arabic:Inter: tø » arz|بتنجانة|f|tr=betengāna|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|بتنجان|m|p|tr=betengān|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|بدنجان|m|p|tr=bidingān|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|برنجان|m|p|tr=berengan|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բադրիջան|tr=badriǰan, Inter: t- » hy|սմբուկ|tr=smbuk
    • Assamese: Inter: t- » as|বেঙেনা|tr=bengenā|sc=Beng
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|badımcan
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » az|бадымҹан|sc=Cyrl
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|alberjinia, Inter: t+ » eu|berenjena
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বার্তাকু|tr=bartaku|sc=Beng
    • Bislama: Inter: t- » bi|obesin
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|патладжан|m|tr=patladžán
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ခရမ်း|tr=kha̱jan:|sc=Mymr
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|alberginiera|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|茄子|tr=qiézi|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|baklažán|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|aubergine|c
    • Dhivehi: Inter: t- » dv|ބަށި|sc=Thaa
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|baklažaan
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|munakoiso
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aubergine|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბადრიჯანი|tr=badrijanebi|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aubergine|f, Inter: t- » de|Eierfrucht|f, Inter: qualifier » Austrian Inter: t+ » de|Melanzani
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μελιτζάνα|f|tr=melitzána, Inter: t+ » el|παπούτσι|n|tr=papoutsí Inter: qualifier » colloquial, "shoe"
    • Gujarati: Inter: t+ » gu|રીંગણ|tr=riṅgāṇ|sc=Gujr, Inter: t- » gu|વેંગણ|tr=veṅgaṇ|sc=Gujr
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|חציל|m|tr=hatsil
    • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|बैंगन|m|tr=baiṅgan, Inter: t- » hi|बतिया|f|tr=batiyā, Inter: t+ » hi|भण्टा|m|tr=bhaṇṭā
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|padlizsán|c
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|melanzana|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|茄子|tr=なす, nasu, Inter: t- » ja|ナス|tr=nasu
    • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ಬದನೆ|tr=badane|sc=Knda, Inter: t+ » kn|ಬಿಳಿಬದನೆ|tr=biḷabadane|sc=Knda, Inter: t+ » kn|ನೆಲಗುಳ್ಳ|tr=nelaguḷḷa|sc=Knda, Inter: t+ » kn|ಗುಂಡು ಬದನೆಗಿಡ|tr=guṇḍu badanegiḍa|sc=Knda
    • Kashmiri: Inter: t- » ks|वाँगुन्|tr=vāṅgun|sc=Deva
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|кәді|tr=kädi|sc=Cyrl
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ក្រាមរមាស|tr=kraam rɔmieh|sc=Khmr, Inter: t+ » km|ខ្មួរ|tr=kmuə|sc=Khmr, Inter: t+ » km|ត្រប់|tr=trɑp|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|가지|tr=gaji|sc=Kore
    • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|баклажан|tr=baklacan|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Ladino:
  • : Latin: Inter: tø » lad|berendjena|f
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ເຂືອຫຳມ້າ|tr=khia-hammaa|sc=Laoo
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|melongena|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|baklažāns|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|baklažanas|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|патлиџан|m|tr=pátlidžan
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pokok terung ungu
  • Malayalam: Inter: t+ » ml|വഴുതന|tr=vaḻutana|sc=Mlym, Inter: t+ » ml|വഴുതനങ്ങ|tr=vaḻutanaṅṅa|sc=Mlym
  • Marathi: Inter: t+ » mr|वांगी|tr=vāṅgī|sc=Deva
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ayęęzhii yiltʼąąʼí
  • Nepali: Inter: t+ » ne|बैजनी|tr=baijanī|sc=Deva, Inter: t+ » ne|भण्टा|tr=bhaṇṭā|sc=Deva
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|aubergine|c, Inter: t- » no|eggfrukt
  • Inter: trreq » or
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بادنجان|tr=bâdenjân, Inter: t- » fa|بادنگان|tr=bâdengân, Inter: t- » fa|باتنگان|tr=bâtengân
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bakłażan|m, Inter: t+ » pl|oberżyna|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|beringela|f, Inter: t+ » pt|berinjela|f
  • Punjabi: Inter: t+ » pa|ਬੈਂਗਣ|m|tr=baiṅgaṇ|sc=Guru
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|vânătă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán, Inter: t+ » ru|синенький|m|tr=sínenʹkij Inter: qualifier » colloquial
  • Sanskrit: Inter: t+ » sa|भण्टाकी|tr=bhaṇṭākī|sc=Deva
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|патлиџан|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|patlidžan|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|ľuľok|m, Inter: t- » sk|baklažán|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|jajčevec|m, Inter: t- » sl|melancan|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|berenjena|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|aubergine|c, Inter: t+ » sv|äggplanta|c
  • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|боқлаҷон|tr=boqlajon|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » tg|бодинҷон|tr=bodinjon|sc=Cyrl
  • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|கத்தரி|tr=kattari|sc=Taml, Inter: t+ » ta|கத்தரிக்காய்|tr=kattarikkāy|sc=Taml
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|వంగ|tr=vaṅga, Inter: t+ » te|వంకాయ|tr=vankāya|sc=Telu
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|มะเขือ|tr=makheuua
  • Tibetan: Inter: t- » bo|རྡོ་ལུ་མ།|sc=Tibt
  • Tigrinya: Inter: t- » ti|መለንዛና|sc=Ethi
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|patlıcan, Inter: t- » tr|badincan
  • Turkmen: Inter: t+ » tk|badamjan
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|баклажан|m|tr=baklažán
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بینگن|m|tr=baiṅgan, Inter: t- » ur|بتیا|f|tr=batiyā, Inter: t- » ur|بھنٹا|m|tr=bhaṇṭā|sc=Deva
  • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|baqlajon
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|cà tím
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|פאטלעזשאן|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    Category: Category:en:Purples -
    Category: Category:en:Vegetables -
    Category: zh-min-nan:eggplant -
    Translation: cs » eggplant
    Translation: de » eggplant
    Translation: et » eggplant
    Translation: el » eggplant
    Translation: eu » eggplant
    Translation: fr » eggplant
    Translation: ko » eggplant
    Translation: kn » eggplant
    Translation: kk » eggplant
    Translation: lo » eggplant
    Translation: hu » eggplant
    Translation: mg » eggplant
    Translation: ml » eggplant
    Translation: ja » eggplant
    Translation: oc » eggplant
    Translation: pl » eggplant
    Translation: ro » eggplant
    Translation: ru » eggplant
    Translation: fi » eggplant
    Translation: ta » eggplant
    Translation: zh » eggplant

    Related words:

    eggplant bush  eggplants