[eg-plant, -plahnt] /ˈɛgˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt/
a , Solanum melongena esculentum, of the nightshade family, cultivated for its edible, dark-purple or occasionally white or yellow fruit.
the fruit of this 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
1767, from egg (n.) + plant (n.). Originally of the white variety. Cf. aubergine.
- Egg ring
noun an open ring, often with a handle, used to keep an egg perfectly round during poaching or frying Usage Note cooking
noun, Chinese-American Cookery. 1. a cylindrical casing of egg dough filled with a minced mixture of meat or shrimp, bamboo shoots, onions, etc., and fried in deep fat. noun 1. a Chinese-American dish consisting of egg dough filled with a minced mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, onions, etc, and browned in deep fat
noun 1. a contest or race in which eggs are rolled over a lawn, using a spoon or paddle, most commonly held as a children’s entertainment during the Easter season.
noun 1. a silken case or capsule containing eggs of a female spider. egg sac The silken pouch in which many spiders deposit their eggs. Also called egg case.