eggplant egg"plant`, egg-plant egg-plant, n. 1. (Bot.) A plant ({Solanum Melongena}), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, glossy, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple. It is widely cultivated for its fruit, commonly eaten as a vegetable.

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

2. The fruit of the {eggplant[1]}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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