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Noun: brinjal  brin-jul
Usage: S.Africa, Asia
  1. Hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
    - eggplant [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], aubergine [UK], eggplant bush [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], garden egg [N. Amer], mad apple, Solanum melongena

Derived forms: brinjals

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Solanum, Solanum

Encyclopedia: Brinjal