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aubergine

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English

an aubergine

Etymology

French, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic الباذِنْجان (al-baðinjān), the eggplant, from Persian بادنجان (bâdenjân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātiga-gama), eggplant).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈəʊ.bə.ʒi:n/, SAMPA: /"@U.b@.Zi:n/

Noun

Singular
aubergine

Plural
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aubergine ({{{1}}})
  1. an Asian plant, Solanum melongena, cultivated for its edible purple, green, or white ovoid fruit
  2. the fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
  3. a dark purple colour; eggplant.
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