• WordNet 3.6
    • n eggplant egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
    • n eggplant 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
    • eggplant (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.
    • eggplant The fruit of the eggplant{1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
    • n eggplant The brinjal or aubergine, Solanum Melongena, cultivated for its large oblong or ovate fruit, which is of a dark-purple-color, or sometimes white or yellow. The fruit is highly esteemed as a vegetable. Also called egg-apple, mad-apple.
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In literature:

He loved the way her eggplant parmigiano patties tasted.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
The other half is home to the Solanaceae: tomato, pepper, and eggplant.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
Eggplant is sometimes eaten at dinner, but generally at breakfast.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
EGGPLANT belongs to the class of fruit vegetables, and is closely related to the tomato in structure and composition.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Cook over slow fire or in moderate oven till the eggplant is tender.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
These crumbs may be used for crumbing eggplant, oysters, veal cutlets or croquettes.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Do not add salt, as it causes eggplants to turn dark.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
The German turnip and the eggplant resemble the human heart.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Eggplants are subject to the same bacterial blight that is so destructive to tomatoes.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
We have sowed tomato seeds, also artichokes and eggplants, in boxes.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
Eggplant is excellent in this curry instead of tomatoes.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Our ornamental hothouse growth, the eggplant, here forms a most important vegetable, which is extensively cultivated.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
And she never wanted to see another eggplant moussaka as long as she lived.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Their culture is that recommended for eggplants.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Slice the eggplant in slices one third of an inch thick, pare, put into a deep dish, and cover with cold water well salted.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
Dip the eggplant in this mixture and then in the crumbs and fry in deep fat.
"Quantity Cookery" by Lenore Richards

In news:

Have a mild flavor with none of the bitterness you may find in some of the larger globe-shaped eggplants .
3 Asian eggplants , about 1 pound total weight, ends trimmed.
The Twins and Abbie and Her Boyfriend leave at the same time and have a taxi race to the eggplants .
Eggplant St Shaggys (Added: October 25, 2012).
So when I brought back three-quarters of a pound of long, thin Japanese eggplants from the farmers market, I looked at "China Moon" for something snappy to do with them.
But in spite of that, in the valleys surrounding us, farmers and gardeners harvested their eggplants before last week's frost.
So there was an abundance of eggplants at the region's farmers markets this week.
At the same time, cooked, pureed eggplants can make silky smooth dips and sauces.
Penne With Roasted Eggplant , Chile and Mint.
Eggplant to the rescue.
Christopher's Kitchen for Tuesday, October 16: Pasta Stuffed Eggplant .
You can find a variety of eggplants at your farmers' market right now.
Melissa Clark shows how to make roasted eggplant pasta with the last of summer's bounty.
Pasta With Roasted Eggplant .
It was an unseasonably cold morning in Austin—I was shivering in a sweater—but the wonderful farm Johnson's Backyard Garden was offering gorgeous purple-streaked eggplants , and not tiny ones, either.