Definition of brinjal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪndʒɔːl/
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪndʒɒl/


Indian & South African
An aubergine.
Example sentences
  • Every morning, she sat on the floor surrounded by brinjals, potatoes and greens bulging out of hessian bags.
  • Now, they till their small backyard growing brinjals and greens for a living.
  • Add the brinjal, stir for a while and add a little water and cook.


Based on Portuguese berinjela, from Arabic al-bāḏinjān (see aubergine).

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