Definitions

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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Examples

  • They could have made a pomato she said in one of her more vicious moods, if he had not severed himself from his stem.

    Just for Fun on Valentine's Day: Veggie Love

  • The pomato, a tomato grown on a potato plant, is most interesting.

    History of California

  • 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.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • 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.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • Perhaps travelogue (travel+monologue), Luther Burbank’s pomato (potato+tomato), slanguage (slang+language), and thon (that+one) 47 will one day follow.

    Chapter 6. Tendencies in American. 3. Processes of Word-Formation

  • We have invented stranger fruits than that, such as the Logan-berry and the pomato.

    Three Acres and Liberty

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  • a hybrid potato that resembles a tomato, invented at the beginning of the 20th century by American horticulturist Luther Burbank.

    November 1, 2008

  • Tomato's no veg, as you may know,

    And maybe it's true if you say so,

    But the brute is a fruit

    And the spud is a root

    So how'd they beget a pomato?

    March 2, 2017

  • Oh, qms! I've been trying to come up with one about nightshades, but I just don't think I can do anything with belladonna and love apples without trying to bring in pupils (the apple of one's eye? throwing rotten tomatoes?), and it's just not coming together. I bow before your prowess.

    March 3, 2017

  • Thank you, ruzuzu, for your kind words and for informing me that tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, etc, are all nightshade cousins. It is a small world, isn’t it? Food for thought, so to speak. I will henceforth view my tomatoes askance.

    March 3, 2017

  • You say pomato.

    I say...

    March 6, 2017