"Une aubergine n'est pas une banane violette."
Translation:An eggplant is not a purple banana.
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In Australia it is also known as "eggfruit". Obviously the (egg)fruit grows on the (egg)plant...
This link suggests that the British called the plant (but maybe not the fruit?) "eggplant" first, and says "The Italian name of this tree-of-eggs plants is Pianta Delle Uova; the Spanish name is Planta de Huevos."
I am giving you lingots because I like the way you presented the information. (No insults to other nations) There are some people (maybe even a lot of people) who don't know what an aubergine is and they don't need to be assaulted by pent up angst because Duolingo uses the "American" word "eggplant."