January 5, 2011

Word of the Day: Aubergine

Aubergine-- aubergine is also known as an eggplant, melongene, brinjal, or guinea squash (Solanum melongena).  It is a plant of the family Solanaceae (also known as the nightshades) and genus Solanum. It bears a fruit of the same name, commonly used in cooking. As a nightshade, it is closely related to the tomato and potato and is native to Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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