Tamarillo meaning

tămə-rĭlō, -rēyō
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A subtropical tree (Cyphomandra betacea) in the nightshade family, native to the central Andes and cultivated especially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
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The tart, dark red or yellow, plumlike fruit of this tree.
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A small tree or shrub (Solanum betaceum syn. Cyphomandra betacea) which bears edible fruits.
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A fruit of that tree.
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Origin of tamarillo

  • Alteration of tomatillo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition