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Noun: Solanum melongena
  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], brinjal [S.Africa, Asia], eggplant bush [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], garden egg [N. Amer], mad apple

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Solanum, Solanum

Encyclopedia: Solanum melongena