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English noun: eggplant

1. eggplant (food) egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow


Synonymsaubergine, mad apple


Broader (hypernym)solanaceous vegetable


Part meronymaubergine, brinjal, eggplant, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena

2. eggplant (plant) hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable


Synonymsaubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena


Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant


Part holonymaubergine, eggplant, mad apple


Member meronymgenus Solanum, Solanum









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