Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tomato.

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  • n. A tomato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. the tomato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name of the common tomato, Lycopersicum esculentum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties

Etymologies

Probably translation of French pomme d'amour (from the former belief in the tomato's aphrodisiacal powers) : pomme, apple + de, of + amour, love.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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