aubergine


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au·ber·gine

 (ō′bĕr-zhēn′, ō′bər-jēn)
n.

[French, from Catalan albergínia, albergina, from Arabic al-bāḏinjān, the eggplant, from Persian bādenjān, bādengān, from a Middle Indic source akin to Pali vātiṅgaṇa, and Sanskrit bhaṇṭākī, ultimately of non-Indo-European origin; akin to Tamil vaḷutalai, vaḷutuṇai .]
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aubergine

(ˈəʊbəˌʒiːn)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical Old World solanaceous plant, Solanum melongena, widely cultivated for its egg-shaped typically dark purple fruit. US, Canadian, and Australian name: eggplant
2. (Plants) the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
3. (Colours)
a. a dark purple colour
b. (as adjective): an aubergine dress.
[C18: from French, from Catalan alberginia, from Arabic al-bādindjān, ultimately from Sanskrit vatin-ganah, of obscure origin]
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au•ber•gine

(ˈoʊ bərˌʒin, -ˌdʒin, ˈoʊ bɛr-)

n.
1. Chiefly Brit. eggplant.
2. a dark purplish color.
[1785–95; < French < Catalan albargínia]
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aubergine

eggplant
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aubergine - hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetableaubergine - hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
eggplant, mad apple, aubergine - egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
2.aubergine - egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellowaubergine - egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant - hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
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Translations
بَاذِنـْجانباذِنْجان
baklažánlilek
aubergine
بادنجان
munakoiso
patlidžan
padlizsán
ナス
가지
baklažans
jajčevec
aubergineäggplanta
มะเขือฝรั่งมีสีม่วงผลยาวใหญ่
cà tím

aubergine

[ˈəʊbəʒiːn]
A. N
1. (esp Brit) (Bot) → berenjena f
2. (= colour) → (color m) berenjena f
B. ADJcolor berenjena inv
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aubergine

[ˈəʊbərʒiːn] naubergine f
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aubergine

nAubergine f; (= colour)Aubergine nt
adjaubergine(farben)
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aubergine

[ˈəʊbəʒiːn] n (esp Brit) → melanzana
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aubergine

(ˈoubəʒiːn) noun
eggplant; a purple vegetable.
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aubergine

بَاذِنـْجان baklažán aubergine Aubergine μελιτζάνα berenjena munakoiso aubergine patlidžan melanzana ナス 가지 aubergine aubergine bakłażan beringela, berinjela баклажан aubergine มะเขือฝรั่งมีสีม่วงผลยาวใหญ่ patlıcan cà tím 茄子
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Tom did his best to sell only his own excellent but limited range of produce; but Progress came shoving things into his window, French artichokes and aubergines, foreign apples-- apples from the State of New York, apples from California, apples from Canada, apples from New Zealand, "pretty lookin' fruit, but not what I should call English apples," said Tom-- bananas, unfamiliar nuts, grape fruits, mangoes.
2: Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the aubergine for 5 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.
AUBERGINE AND MOZZARELLA STACK WITH TOMATO SALSA AND A PARMESAN BISCUIT
2 Sprinkle some salt on the slices of aubergine and set aside.
Cut the aubergine into six thick rounds then soak them in the harissa oil, turning so that each side of the aubergine steak gets coated in the marinade.
Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish
One at a time, hold them under a running cold tap and gently peel off the burnt skin, taking care to keep the aubergine intact.
2 While the aubergine is roasting, dice the onion and garlic and saute in olive oil until they have softened.
Chef James Wong says: "This is basically a lasagne that swaps pasta sheets for deliciously rich, breaded aubergine slices.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the aubergine slices and simmer for 5 minutes, until soft but still holding their shape.