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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable;
[syn: eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solanum \So*la"num\, prop. n. [L., nightshade.] (Bot.) A genus of plants comprehending the potato (Solanum tuberosum), the eggplant (Solanum melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mad-apple \Mad"-ap`ple\, Mad apple \Mad" ap`ple\, n. 1. (Bot.) The eggplant bush (Solanum melongena). See Eggplant. Syn: eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, Solanum melongena. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. The fruit of the eggplant bush, a large egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow. Syn: eggplant, aubergine. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

eggplant \egg"plant`\, egg-plant \egg-plant\, n. 1. (Bot.) A plant (Solanum Melongena), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, glossy, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple. It is widely cultivated for its fruit, commonly eaten as a vegetable. Syn: eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. The fruit of the eggplant[1]. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Solanum melongena 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, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena]