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aubergine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aubergine 
  n  1:  hairy  upright  herb  native  to  southeastern  Asia  but  widely 
  cultivated  for  its  large  glossy  edible  fruit  commonly 
  used  as  a  vegetable  [syn:  {eggplant},  {brinjal},  {eggplant 
  bush},  {garden  egg},  {mad  apple},  {Solanum  melongena}] 
  2:  egg-shaped  vegetable  having  a  shiny  skin  typically  dark 
  purple  but  occasionally  white  or  yellow  [syn:  {eggplant}, 
  {mad  apple}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  aubergine 
 
    A  secret  term  used  to  refer  to  computers  in  the 
  presence  of  computerphobic  third  parties. 
 
  (1995-01-24) 
 
 




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