The plant known in North America as the eggplant, Solanum melongena, is a species of flowering plant known in French and British English as the aubergine.
Aubergine is the British name given to this fruit, from the French aubergine, derived from Catalan albergínia; from Arabic al-bãdhinjãn and from Persian Bâdinjân.
The aubergine is called the eggplant in the United States, Australia, and Canada. This name developed from the fact that the fruits of some 18th-century European cultivars were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs.
Male aubergines / eggplants
Aubergines not sexy but still funny – penguin aubergines