tomato

See also: tōmato

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EnglishEdit

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A tomato

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.

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NounEdit

tomato ‎(plural tomatoes)

  1. A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum, having edible fruit
  2. The savory fruit of this plant, red when ripe, treated as a vegetable in horticulture and cooking
    • 1990, JSG Trading Corp. v. Tray-Wrap, Inc., 917 F.2d 75 (2d Cir. 1990)
      In common parlance tomatoes are vegetables, as the Supreme Court observed long ago [see Nix v. Hedden 149 U.S. 304, 307, 13 S.Ct. 881, 882, 37 L.Ed. 745 (1893)], although botanically speaking they are actually a fruit. [26 Encyclopedia Americana 832 (Int'l. ed. 1981)]. Regardless of classification, people have been enjoying tomatoes for centuries; even Mr. Pickwick, as Dickens relates, ate his chops in "tomata" sauce.
  3. A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
  4. (slang) A desirable-looking woman.
    Lookit the legs on that hot tomato!
  5. (slang) A stupid act or person.

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VerbEdit

tomato ‎(third-person singular simple present tomatos, present participle tomatoing, simple past and past participle tomatoed)

  1. (transitive) to pelt with tomatoes
  2. (transitive) to add tomatoes to (a dish)

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

tomato ‎(accusative singular tomaton, plural tomatoj, accusative plural tomatojn)

  1. tomato (fruit)
  2. tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum)

Derived termsEdit

  • tomata ‎(made of or related to tomatoes)

IdoEdit

NounEdit

tomato (plural tomati)

  1. tomato

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tomato

  1. rōmaji reading of トマト

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tomato.

NounEdit

tomato

  1. tomato
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[1], ISBN 0-8248-1672-2, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
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