Definition of aubergine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōbərˌZHēn/


chiefly British
1 another term for eggplant.
Example sentences
  • Heat a large frying pan or wok and then fry off the vegetables in turn, aubergines first then peppers then courgettes.
  • This is a lovely way of doing a variety of fried vegetables, like aubergines, courgettes, pumpkin, spinach and squash.
  • It will surprise no one to hear that the aubergine is my favourite vegetable.
1.1A dark purple color like that of eggplant.
Example sentences
  • Dark berry colours will also be very popular; plum, aubergine, dark raspberry and even chocolate colours.
  • Some of them are quite distinctive colours like aubergine and black and white.
  • ‘Vogue’ has declared aubergine the colour of the season and everyone has been much relieved by the disappearance of pink.

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Syllabification: au·ber·gine

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