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- n. (Malaysia) An aubergine or eggplant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The East Indian name of the fruit of the egg-plant, Solanum Melongena.
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- n. hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
From Portuguese brinjela, ultimately from Sanskrit भण्टाकी (bhaṇṭākī, "aubergine"). Sanskrit word is likely of Dravidian origin, from the source that also ultimately gave English aubergine. (Wiktionary)