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Etymology

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Shortening of a dialectal pronunciation of tomato (or the also-attested dialectal rendering termater) with intrusive rhotacism. Compare tater (potato).

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Noun

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'mater (plural 'maters)

  1. (Southern US, Appalachia, informal) Tomato.
    'mater sandwich

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