Pronunciation: (eg'plant", -plänt"), [key]
1. a plant, Solanum melongena esculentum, of the nightshade family, cultivated for its edible, dark-purple or occasionally white or yellow fruit.
2. the fruit of this plant used as a table vegetable.
3. a blackish purple color; aubergine.
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