Meaning of brinjal in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɪn(d)ʒ(ə)l/

Translate brinjal into Spanish


Indian, South African
  • An aubergine.

    ‘Every morning, she sat on the floor surrounded by brinjals, potatoes and greens bulging out of hessian bags.’
    • ‘Now, they till their small backyard growing brinjals and greens for a living.’
    • ‘Add the brinjal, stir for a while and add a little water and cook.’
    • ‘They vend odd concoctions of karela, carrot, beetroot and maybe even brinjal.’
    • ‘He led us past small, tiled, cottages and fields of marigold, ladies' finger and brinjal.’


Based on Portuguese berinjela, from Arabic al-bāḏinjān (see aubergine).