- a plant, Solanum melongena esculentum, of the nightshade family, cultivated for its edible, dark-purple or occasionally white or yellow fruit.
- the fruit of this plant used as a table vegetable.
- a blackish purple color; aubergine.
- a tropical Old World solanaceous plant, Solanum melongena, widely cultivated for its egg-shaped typically dark purple fruit
- the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable