What Is an Eggplant?


Eggplant also known as the nightshades is a plant in the Solanaceae family. It bears a fruit of the same name normally used in cooking. It is closely related to tomatoes and potatoes. The plant is believed to be native to India.
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[eg-plant, -plahnt]
a plant, Solanum melongena esculentum, of the nightshade family, cultivated for its edible, dark-purple or occasionally white or yellow fruit.
the fruit of this plant used as a table vegetable.
a blackish purple color; aubergine.
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Eggplant is large egg-shaped fruit, a dark purple or brownish-purple in colour, eaten as a vegetable. It is a tropical Old World plant of the night shade family and grows much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines that grow several feet in height. While the diverse varieties do range slightly in texture and taste, all have a pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture.
Egg-shaped vegetable and it's related to the potato and tomato is actually a fruit, specifically a berry
Eggplant is plant from the night shade family that bears an edible fruit that range in colour from rich purple to white. This vegetable plant is used as food in most of Europe and America but is native to Sri Lanka and southern India.
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