Definition of eggplant in English:

eggplant

noun

  • 1North American The purple egg-shaped fruit of a tropical Old World plant, which is eaten as a vegetable; an aubergine.

    1. 1.1mass noun A dark purple colour like the skin of an aubergine.
  • 2North American The large plant of the nightshade family which bears aubergines.

    Solanum melongena, family Solanaceae

Pronunciation

eggplant

/ˈɛɡplɑːnt/