Hmm. In your link, Curious George is referred to both as a chimp and as a monkey, though technically these are two different things. Does anyone have the straight dope on exactly what kind of critter George is?
Doesn’t the rigid scientific definition of “monkey” include the apes, though? That is to say, any common ancestor of all monkeys is also an ancestor of all apes (including us).
And in what possible sense is an eggplant or a tomato not a vegetable? Both are of plant origin, both are edible plant parts, and both are more likely to be eaten in the main course than in dessert. Is there some other definition of vegetable?
Some folks, in an attempt to be clever, will insist that the tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. I like to point them toward all the other vegetables that are not, by their weird defintion, vegetables, including pretty much all vegetables besides celery, tubers, and green leafy ones.
Yes, it is. It isn’t a matter of the family (potatoes also belong to the nightshade family, but a potato isn’t a fruit), but rather that eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers are all the matured reproductive part of a seed plant. Note that “fruit” has a strict botanical definition, but “vegetable” does not, and the two categories aren’t mutually exclusive. The eggplnt, for example, is clearly both fruit (botanical sense) and vegetable (culinary sense).