eggplant means: The eggplant is a native of Africa and Asia. They are a delicious substitute for meat in many places. Also called an aubergine. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does eggplant mean?
Although eggplant is often thought to be a vegetable it’s actually a fruit that can be compared with the tomato and potato. You can find many types of eggplant. They come in a variety of colors, from purple and white to sizes ranging between 2 to 12 inches. The shape of an eggplant can be oblong or round. Large, pear-shaped fruits are the most popular in America. They have a glossy, deep-purple-colored skin and smooth texture. (in Cooking Dictionary)
Plant (Solanum melongena) Native to India, it is cultivated for its edible and glossy, often ovoid, fruits. They are chiefly purple, but may also be white or yellow. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This is a fruit from this plant. (in Merlin Dictionary)
It is a dark purple. (in Merlin Dictionary)