• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • egg-plant (Bot) A plant (Solanum Melongena), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, glossy, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple. It is widely cultivated for its fruit, commonly eaten as a vegetable.
    • egg-plant The fruit of the eggplant{1.
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In literature:

Boil a small egg plant until tender.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Serve at once as you would egg plant.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
When these attain their full size they lay eggs which sink to the bottom and grow up into the plant-like hydroids.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Pare egg plant and cut in slices 1/2 inch thick.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Plant the remainder of the deposit freely on Dorset's Egg medium; cap and incubate at 37 deg.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Were animals and plants created as eggs or seed or as full grown?
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Perhaps you will remember that I once told you that all life is from an egg, the life of the plant, the fish, the bird, the human being.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
In plants we call them seeds and in animals eggs.
"Every Girl's Book" by George F. Butler
The fruit of the purple egg plant is eaten, prepared in the same manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Wherever they find the milk-weed plant they stop and lay some eggs on the leaves.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Were all the infinite numerous kinds of animals and plants created as eggs or seed, or as full grown?
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
You will see how much easier it will be to eat your piece of egg plant in two or three weeks.
"Ruby at School" by Minnie E. Paull
She, too, planted seed-eggs across the face of the earth.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
The water-plants are needed, because a newt prefers to lay her egg upon a leaf.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
The egg-plants I nurtured so carefully have borne no fruit yet, but are going to blossom.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Pare a medium-sized egg plant, cut in one-fourth inch slices and soak in cold salt water over night.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
The volva is a membrane which envelops the entire plant in embryo, giving it the appearance of an egg.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Has the perfect insect any selfish motive in this apparently careful selection of a plant on which to lay its eggs?
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The eggs are deposited in masses on water plants or grasses and sedges growing in marshy or wet ground.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Is it not the color of those purple egg-plants in the grocer's stall?
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow

In news:

Together, they operate Black Hog Farm, a bed-and-breakfast inn and boutique farm offering such specialty products as heirloom veggies, hard-to-find ornamental plants and eggs laid by pasture-fed ducks.
Minnesota Egg Carton Plant Hit by Fire Again.
Gary Hall of Pike County, whose job at a coal-washing plant is scheduled to last a few more weeks, might have to tap his retirement nest egg if he doesn't find mining work.
Climbers then harvested a plant where female geckos had hidden nine minuscule eggs, Ineich wrapped them in wet Kleenex, packed them into a pillbox and carried them home to the French capital.
All Night Egg Plant's Lox , Onion and Cream Cheese Omelette.
All Night Egg Plant's Lox, Onion and Cream Cheese Omelette.
The Egg Safety Center says recalled eggs are in cartons with a three digit code ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers P-1026, P-1413, P-1946, P-1720 and P-1942.
Many times more water is needed for the production of meat and other animal products, such as eggs and dairy produce, than for the production of plant products.
Williams says the first frogs probably hatched from eggs that arrived in potted plants.
You can do your part to help replenish the natural habitats and resting places by planting native plants and flowers that monarchs love: milkweed (for the eggs and larvae), sunflowers, daisies, asters and goldenrod are all popular choices.
Take a Look at Our Egg Processing Plant.
The measurement used to determine the quality of animal and plant proteins , Protein Effeciency Ratio (PER), puts egg whites at No.
Protein that comes from meat, eggs and dairy contains all of the nine essential amino acids the body needs, while most plants are missing at least one of these amino acids (notable exceptions: quinoa, spinach and soy).
The weevils are placed on the weeds, where they lay their eggs and eventually destroy the plants.
Located in a former egg processing plant, Capital Brewery produced its first brew in the spring of 1986.