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



BrE BrE//ˈbrɪndʒl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪndʒl//
[countable, uncountable](Indian English, South African English) Vegetables
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an aubergine / eggplant (= a vegetable with shiny dark purple skin and soft white flesh) See related entries: Vegetables Word Originbased on Portuguese berinjela, from Arabic al-bād̲injān (based on Persian bādingān, from Sanskrit vātiṃgaṇa).