from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely cultivated South American plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) having edible, fleshy, usually red fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
- n. Slang A woman regarded as attractive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum, having edible fruit
- n. The savory fruit of this plant, red when ripe, treated as a vegetable in horticulture
- n. A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
- n. A desirable-looking woman.
- n. A stupid act or person.
- v. to pelt with tomatoes
- v. to add tomatoes to (a dish)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of a garden vegetable, Lycopersicum esculentum, native in tropical South America, now widely cultivated for its esculent fruit in temperate as well as tropical lands; also, the plant itself.
- n. See Cyphomandra.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
- n. native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
Alteration of Spanish tomate, from Nahuatl tomatl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl, xītomatl. (Wiktionary)