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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eggplant  \Egg"plant`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  ({Solanum  Melongena}),  of  East  Indian  origin,  allied 
  to  the  tomato,  and  bearing  a  large  smooth,  edible  fruit, 
  shaped  somewhat  like  an  egg;  mad-apple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eggplant 
  n  1:  egg-shaped  vegetable  having  a  shiny  skin  typically  dark 
  purple  but  occasionally  white  or  yellow  [syn:  {aubergine}, 
  {mad  apple}] 
  2:  hairy  upright  herb  native  to  southeastern  Asia  but  widely 
  cultivated  for  its  large  glossy  edible  fruit  commonly  used 
  as  a  vegetable  [syn:  {aubergine},  {brinjal},  {eggplant 
  bush},  {garden  egg},  {mad  apple},  {Solanum  melongena}] 




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