Etymology
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aubergine (n.)

"fruit of the eggplant" (Solanum esculentum), 1775, from French aubergine, from Catalan alberginera (showing typical change of al- to au- in French), from Arabic al-badinjan "the eggplant" (source also of Spanish alberengena, 15c.), from Persian badin-gan, from Sanskrit vatigagama. The plant, native to Southeast Asia, was unknown to the ancients and introduced to the Mediterranean by the Arabs. As the name of a color like that of the eggplant fruit, it is attested from 1895.

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Definitions of aubergine

aubergine (n.)
hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable;
Synonyms: eggplant / brinjal / eggplant bush / garden egg / mad apple / Solanum melongena
aubergine (n.)
egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow;
Synonyms: eggplant / mad apple
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