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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 egg·plant /-ˌplænt/

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

      n 1: egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark
           purple but occasionally white or yellow [syn: aubergine,
            mad apple]
      2: hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely
         cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used
         as a vegetable [syn: aubergine, brinjal, eggplant
         bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongena]