aubergine

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English[edit]

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an aubergine
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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French aubergine, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabicاَلْبَاذِنْجَان(al-bāḏinjān, the aubergine), from Persianبادنجان(bâdenjân), from ⁧باتنجان(bâtenjân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātigagama, the plant that cures the wind), cognate with Malayalam വഴുതന (vaḻutana). Doublet of brinjal.

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aubergine (plural aubergines)

  1. (Britain, Ireland) An Asian plant, Solanum melongena, cultivated for its edible purple, green, or white ovoid fruit; eggplant.
  2. (Britain, Ireland) The fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
  3. (color) A dark purple colour; eggplant.
    aubergine:  

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  • Bislama: obesin

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French aubergine, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabicاَلْبَاذِنْجَان(al-bāḏinjān, the eggplant), from Persianبادنجان(bâdenjân), from ⁧باتنجان(bâtenjân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātigagama, eggplant, literally the plant that cures the wind).

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  • IPA(key): /obɛrsjiːnə/, [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕiːn̩], [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕiːne], [ob̥æɐ̯ˈɕinː]

Noun[edit]

aubergine c (singular definite auberginen, plural indefinite auberginer)

  1. eggplant, aubergine (fruit, plant, color)

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French aubergine, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabicاَلْبَاذِنْجَان(al-bāḏinjān, the eggplant), from Persianبادنجان(bâdenjân), from ⁧باتنجان(bâtenjân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātigagama, eggplant, literally the plant that cures the wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌoːbɛrˈʒinə/, /ˌoːbərˈʒinə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧ber‧gi‧ne
  • Rhymes: -inə

Noun[edit]

aubergine f (plural aubergines, diminutive auberginetje n)

  1. An aubergine, an eggplant (plant), Solanum melongena.
  2. The fruit of the eggplant, an aubergine (fruit).
  3. Aubergine, eggplant (color).

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Catalan albergínia, from Arabicاَلْبَاذِنْجَان(al-bāḏinjān, the eggplant), from Persianبادنگان(bâdengân), from ⁧باتنگان(bâtengân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātigagama, eggplant, literally the plant that cures the wind).

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aubergine f (plural aubergines)

  1. eggplant; aubergine
    Synonym: (Louisiana) brème
  2. (historical) a French female traffic warden (from the colour of their uniforms; more recently pervenche)

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French aubergine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔbɛrˈɕɪn/, /ɔbɛrˈɕiːn/

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aubergine c

  1. eggplant, aubergine (fruit, plant, color)
    Synonyms: äggplanta, äggört

Declension[edit]

Declension of aubergine 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative aubergine auberginen auberginer auberginerna
Genitive aubergines auberginens auberginers auberginernas

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