Definition of aubergine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aubergine

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈəʊbəʒiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊbərʒiːn//
 
(British English)(North American English eggplant)[countable, uncountable] Vegetables
 
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a vegetable with shiny dark purple skin and soft white flesh See related entries: Vegetables Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, from Catalan alberginia, from Arabic al-bād̲injān (based on Persian bādingān, from Sanskrit vātiṃgaṇa).
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