A plant (Solanum Melongena), of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, glossy, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple. It is widely cultivated for its fruit, commonly eaten as a vegetable.
A member of the nightshade family, related to the potato and tomato, actually a berry. There are many varieties and colors from dark purple to white, and range from 2 to 12 inches and from oblong to round. The most common in the U.S. is the large, pear-shape variety with a smooth, glossy, dark purple skin. Japanese or Asian eggplants are very narrow and range in color from solid purple to striated shade. Italian or baby eggplant looks like a miniature version of the common large variety, is more delicate skin and flesh.
An egg shaped fruit (although commonly referred to as a vegetable) with a smooth, glossy, dark purple outer skin. Italian or baby eggplant, is a smaller version of the common large variety found in the United States. Italian eggplant has a more delicate skin and flesh. All eggplant is suitable for baking, grilling, pan-frying, deep frying or broiling. Very perishable and becomes bitter with age.
Native to Asia, eggplants come in variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Tiny pea eggplants are small fat green balls which grow in clusters and can be bitter in flavor. They are used whole in Thai curries or raw in salads.
A vegetable-fruit, also known as aubergine with tender, mildly earthy, sweet flesh. The shiny skins of eggplants vary in color from purple to red and from yellow to white, and their shapes range from small and oval to long and slender to large and pear-shaped.
A fruit relative of the tomato. Various types are available, the most common of which is a deep purple color. Older eggplants tend to be bitter. The white eggplant is shaped like an egg, hence the name.
The eggplant, aubergine, or brinjal (Solanum melongena) is a solanaceous plant bearing a fruit of the same name, commonly used as a vegetable in cooking. It is closely related to the tomato and potato and is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It is an annual plant growing 40 - 150 cm tall (16 in - 57 in), often spiny, with large coarsely lobed leaves 10-20 cm long and 5-10 cm broad.
Eggplant is a brownish-purple color that resembles eggplants and was introduced by Crayola in 1998, but the Crayola color eggplant is less saturated (more of a grayish red-violet color). Certain designers refer to this color by the French and British English word for eggplant, "aubergine". Eggplants (not the colour) are a fruit of some of which are this colour, although Chinese eggplant (sometimes called Oriental eggplant) is colored violet eggplant, and other varieties of eggplant are colored pigment indigo.