from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fruit said to be the result of amalgamation of the potato and tomato, produced by Luther Burbank. It is a small tomato-like fruit, with white flesh, edible either raw or cooked.
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They could have made a pomato she said in one of her more vicious moods, if he had not severed himself from his stem.
The pomato, a tomato grown on a potato plant, is most interesting.
Very pleased with this result he went back to his experiments with the potato-tomato, and succeeded in producing the most wonderful and unique fruit in the world, one which by a happy combination of the two names, he has aptly called the pomato.
In order to get an idea of the Burbank method, let us consider some of his most famous experiments, for instance, that in which by uniting the potato with the tomato he has produced a new variety which has been very aptly named the pomato.
Perhaps travelogue (travel+monologue), Luther Burbanks pomato (potato+tomato), slanguage (slang+language), and thon (that+one) 47 will one day follow.
We have invented stranger fruits than that, such as the Logan-berry and the pomato.