aubergine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aubergine egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
    • n aubergine hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aubergine The fruit of the egg-plant, Solanum Melongena; the brinjal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aubergine ō′ber-jēn the fruit of the egg-plant, the brinjal.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. dim. of auberge, a kind of peach—Sp. albérchigo—Ar. al, the, pérsigo—L. persicum, a peach.

Usage

In literature:

The Aubergine is a tender annual.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
And I had taken such pains with your aubergines!
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Note moreover, my son, that He is round in an apple, long-shaped in an aubergine, sharp in a knife and musical in a flute.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
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In news:

Aubergine elevates the art of service, Pacific's Edge delivers deliciously and a man cooks cats.
The tiny Aubergine sea urchin-microsquid treat shown is to scale.
An eye-catching question arrived on the top of a recent menu at Aubergine (624-8578), the transformational 10-table spot in Carmel's L' Auberge .
Aubergine , pastel, 11 x 14.
Aubergine , pastel, 11 x 14 12.
At Aubergine , Broken Arrow Ranch quail basked in chamomile emulsion and roosted on earthy sable cookies.
Carmel's Aubergine Earns Number Five Zagat Ranking, Beating Out Slanted Door, Chez Panisse.
An Italian summer dish especially associated with Sicily, Caponata is a slightly sweet and sour cooked salad, with aubergines, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives and capers in sauce made from red wine vinegar and sugar.
At Aubergine, Broken Arrow Ranch quail basked in chamomile emulsion and roosted on earthy sable cookies.
1 large eggplant (aubergine), about 1 1/2 lbs.
And that because of Wendi, Rupert has started dyeing his hair orange or "sometimes aubergine" at home, over the sink, "because he doesn't want anybody to know.".
WHAT SHE WORE Palermo viewed the Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition in an embroidered Alessandra Rich halter gown, diamond earrings, a sparkling necklace, cuffed blazer, aubergine clutch and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Opulent aubergine-infused pieces and rich noir touches are a mind-blowing combo.
Go bold with a glossy aubergine lip.
Reva Basch Editor, Super Searcher Books Aubergine Information Services.
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