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noun pl. ta·ma·ril·los In both senses also called tree tomato.
- A subtropical tree (Cyphomandra betacea) native to the central Andes and cultivated especially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
- The tart, dark red or yellow, plumlike fruit of this tree.
Origin: Alteration of tomatillo.