eggplant

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a plant with purple fruit (Solanum melongena), used as a vegetable. It is a native of tropical Asia.

Food

  • aubergine

Slang

  • noun an afro-Caribbean person. The analogy is with the shiny, dark skin colour of the vegetable.

Travel

  • noun a plant with shiny purple-black fruit, used as a vegetable.
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