Mad-apple
Mad-apple Mad"-ap`ple, Mad apple Mad" ap`ple, n. 1. (Bot.) The eggplant bush ({Solanum melongena}). See {Eggplant}.

Syn: eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, {Solanum melongena}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. The fruit of the eggplant bush, a large egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow.

Syn: eggplant, aubergine. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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