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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tomato.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun informal A tomato.

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  • noun native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties

Etymologies

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

[Probably translation of French pomme d'amour (from the former belief in the tomato's aphrodisiacal powers) : pomme, apple + de, of + amour, love.]

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