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Eggplant is a dark purple or brownish-purple color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants. Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine (the French, German and British English word for eggplant).
Different varieties of eggplant may range from indigo to white (The term eggplant originated as a description of white colored eggplants because they look like eggs). Chinese eggplants are the same shape as a European eggplant, but are colored a dark violet color. Thai eggplants are small, round, and colored forest green.
"Eggplant" is a racist insult, particularly among Italians, in referring to black people, supposedly due to the similarity of Negroid skin color to the fruit's outer surface.
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- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 194; Color Sample of Eggplant: Page 119 Plate 48 Color Sample H12
- Crayola. "Crayola Creativity Central". Retrieved 31 May 2010.