from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The herb tomato, particularly the young seedling intended for transplanting.
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That tomato-plant smell is incredibly powerful and intoxicating and unmistakeable.
I do not believe in late spring planting, except as one takes up a young sprout, two or three inches high, and sets it out as one would a tomato-plant.
The little hairs on tomato-plant stems are actually root hairs.
a tomato-plant out of my hand, some one had robbed me of them.