An eggplant emoji, known as an aubergine in Japan and some other countries speaking British English. A long, purple-looking vegetable used in many types of cooking around the world. It is considered lucky in Japan to dream of an eggplant in the first dream of the new year.
Commonly used as a penis emoji.
The hashtag featuring a single eggplant / aubergine emoji #🍆 previously could not be used to view photos using Instagram's emoji search function, due to common usage as a phallic symbol. This restriction has since been lifted.
Eggplant was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Aubergine” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
🍆 Purple Vegetable