Tomato definition

tə-mātō, -mä-
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The annual plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) of the nightshade family, on which this berry grows.
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The definition of a tomato is a typically red fruit with juicy insides, used as a vegetable.

An example of a tomato is the main ingredient for marinara sauce.

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A red or yellowish fruit with a juicy pulp, used as a vegetable: botanically it is a berry.
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A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
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(slang, former) An attractive young woman.
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(slang) A desirable-looking woman.

Lookit the legs on that hot tomato!

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A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum, having edible fruit.
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The savory fruit of this plant, red when ripe, treated as a vegetable in horticulture.
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(slang) A stupid act or person.
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To pelt with tomatoes.
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To add tomatoes to (a dish)
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The fruit of this plant.
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A widely cultivated plant (Solanum lycopersicum syn. Lycopersicon esculentum) in the nightshade family, having edible, fleshy, usually red fruit. Tomatoes are native to and were first domesticated in northern South America.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tomato
Plural:
tomatoes

Origin of tomato

  • Alteration of Spanish tomate from Nahuatl tomatl fleshy globose fruit, tomatillo, tomato

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

  • From Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl, xītomatl.

    From Wiktionary