The color aubergine is the deep, dark purple color of eggplant fruit. The word aubergine is used to refer to eggplants in countries such as Britain and Canada. The word is French and is derived from the Arabic word "al-badinjan," which originated from the Sanskrit word "vatimgana."
The color aubergine is a common color for paint, clothing and other items. Depending on the product vendor, the color may be called eggplant or aubergine, but there should be no difference in the two colors.
Eggplant is commonly used in cooking and is a primary ingredient in dishes such as eggplant parmigiana, ratatouille and moussaka.