Meaning of “eggplant” in the English Dictionary


"eggplant" in English

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eggplantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeɡ.plɑːnt/ us /ˈeɡ.plænt/ US UK aubergine

Examples from literature

  • Catsup should always be served with eggplant. 
  • Cook over slow fire or in moderate oven till the eggplant is tender. 
  • Cut eggplants in halves and scoop out inside, leaving shell half inch thick. 
  • Do not add salt, as it causes eggplants to turn dark. 
  • Slice eggplant into thin slices, then slice onions, garlic, tomatoes and pepper quite thin. 

(Definition of “eggplant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eggplant" in American English

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eggplantnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈeɡ·plænt, ˈeɪɡ-/

(Definition of “eggplant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)