Why is an aubergine called an eggplant?

Why is an aubergine called an eggplant?

The name of eggplant was given it by Europeans in the middle of the eighteenth century because the variety they knew had fruits that were the shape and size of goose eggs. That variety also had fruits that are a whitish or yellowish colour rather than the wine purple that is more familiar to us nowadays.

Are eggplant and zucchini the same thing?

The eggplant, same as zucchini, is a fruit. … Like its name suggests, the eggplant has a shape of an egg, but in the size of the zucchini.

What is eggplant called in India?

Brinjal or baingan, known as eggplant and aubergine in North America and Europe respectively, is a very important common man's vegetable in India.

Is Aubergine in English word?

In the United States, the word aubergine refers almost exclusively to the color (and almost never to the plant), while in British English, aubergine refers to both the plant and the color. It's worth noting that aubergine is the French word for eggplant.