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Meaning of TOMATO

Pronunciation:  tu'meytow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
  2. [n]  native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties

TOMATO is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: love apple, Lycopersicon esculentum, tomato plant
 See Also: cherry tomato, cherry tomato, herb, herbaceous plant, love apple, Lycopersicon esculentum, Lycopersicon esculentum cerasiforme, solanaceous vegetable, tomato, tomato, tomato plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\To*ma"to\, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of
American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.)
The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum
esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is
called also {love apple}, is usually of a rounded, flattened
form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or
yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.

{Tomato gall} (Zo["o]l.), a large gall consisting of a mass
   of irregular swellings on the stems and leaves of
   grapevines. They are yellowish green, somewhat tinged with
   red, and produced by the larva of a small two-winged fly
   ({Lasioptera vitis}).

{Tomato sphinx} (Zo["o]l.), the adult or imago of the tomato
   worm. It closely resembles the tobacco hawk moth. Called
   also {tomato hawk moth}. See Illust. of {Hawk moth}.

{Tomato worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a large hawk moth
   ({Sphinx, or Macrosila, quinquemaculata}) which feeds upon
   the leaves of the tomato and potato plants, often doing
   considerable damage. Called also {potato worm}.