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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: aubergine 'eggplant' (18-21 centuries), from French, from Catalan alberginia, from Arabic al-badhinjan 'the eggplant', from Persian badingan

aubergine

noun
     
aubergine
au‧ber‧gine [uncountable and countable] British English
HBPDFF a large dark purple vegetable [= eggplant American English]
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