Definition of brinjal in English:

brinjal

noun

South African, Indian
  • An aubergine.

    • ‘They vend odd concoctions of karela, carrot, beetroot and maybe even brinjal.’
    • ‘Add the brinjal, stir for a while and add a little water and cook.’
    • ‘He led us past small, tiled, cottages and fields of marigold, ladies' finger and brinjal.’
    • ‘Every morning, she sat on the floor surrounded by brinjals, potatoes and greens bulging out of hessian bags.’
    • ‘Now, they till their small backyard growing brinjals and greens for a living.’

Origin

Based on Portuguese berinjela, from Arabic al-bāḏinjān (see aubergine).

Pronunciation:

brinjal

/ˈbrɪndʒɔːl/