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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mad-ap·ple, Mad ap·ple n.
 1. Bot. The eggplant bush (Solanum melongena).  See Eggplant.
 Syn: -- eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, Solanum melongena.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·la·num prop. n.  Bot. A genus of plants comprehending the potato (Solanum tuberosum), the eggplant (Solanum melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 egg·plant, egg-plant n.
 1. Bot. 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.
 Syn: -- eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Solanum melongena
      n : hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely
          cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly
          used as a vegetable [syn: eggplant, aubergine, brinjal,
           eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple]