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English

an aubergine

Etymology

.French, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic الباذِنْجان (al-baðinjān), the eggplant, from Persian بادنگان (bâdengân), from باتنگان (bâtengân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātiga-gama), eggplant).^ This name comes from the French Aubergine, derived from Catalan albergínia , from Arabic al-bAdhinjAn , the eggplant The word "melongena" is from the Sanskrit "vatinganah", which has produced a number of names for this plant in various languages: brinjal, badingan, melongena, melenzana, berenjena, albergínia, aubergine, brown-jolly, and mad-apple (misinterpretation of Italian "melenzana" as "mela insana").

^ When the eggplant reached Spain, its Catalan name was alberginia, which is very close to its present French name aubergine.
  • Vegetarians in Paradise/Eggplant History/Eggplant Nutrition/Eggplant Folklore/Aubergine History, Nutrition, Folklore 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.vegparadise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact the word aubergine -- used in France, Germany, and England -- is Arabic in origin: al-badinjan, which became the Catalan alberginera, and later evolved into aubergine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈəʊ.bə.ʒi:n/, SAMPA: /"@U.b@.Zi:n/

Noun

Singular
aubergine
Plural
aubergines
aubergine (plural aubergines)
.
  1. (British) an Asian plant, Solanum melongena, cultivated for its edible purple, green, or white ovoid fruit
  2. (British) the fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
  3. a dark purple colour; eggplant.^ Thai Eggplant, Petch Siam Green fruits with dark green stripes.

    ^ Eggplants come in creamy white, white with green or purple stripes, and white with purple blush.
    • Vegetarians in Paradise/Eggplant History/Eggplant Nutrition/Eggplant Folklore/Aubergine History, Nutrition, Folklore 19 January 2010 18:50 UTC www.vegparadise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Management of shoot and fruit borer in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.).
    • EGGPLANT (EG-20) Apr. 2006 16 October 2009 3:40 UTC libnts.avrdc.org.tw [Source type: Academic]

    aubergine colour:    

Synonyms

  • (plant): brinjal, eggplant (North American, Australia)
  • (fruit): eggplant (North American, Australia, New Zealand)

Translations


Danish

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /obɛrsjiːnə/, [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕiːn̩], [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕiːne], [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕinː]

Noun

aubergine c. (singular definite auberginen, plural indefinite auberginer)
  1. eggplant, aubergine (fruit, plant, color)

Inflection


French

Noun

aubergine f. (plural aubergines)
  1. eggplant, aubergine.
  2. (historical) A French female traffic warden (from the colour of their uniforms; more recently pervenche).

Simple English

Eggplant / Aubergine
File:Solanum melongena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. melongena
Binomial name
Solanum melongena
L.

The aubergine (also called eggplant) is a vegetable. It is in the Nightshade family of plants. It is related to the potato and tomato. Originally it comes from India and Sri Lanka. The fruit of the aubergine plant is commonly used as a vegetable.

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Citable sentences

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