See also: tomàto and tōmato

EnglishEdit

 
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A tomato

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl, from Proto-Nahuan *tomatl.

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tomato (countable and uncountable, 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.
    Synonyms: (informal) love apple, (obsolete) wolf's peach
    Meronym: lycopene
    • 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.
    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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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)

AmisEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese トマト (tomato), from English tomato.

NounEdit

tomato

  1. tomato

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ChichewaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tomato.

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tomáto 1a

  1. tomato

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tomato and French tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /toˈmato/
  • Hyphenation: to‧ma‧to
  • Rhymes: -ato

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, adjective)

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tomato (plural tomati)

  1. tomato

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tomato

  1. Rōmaji transcription 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, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
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WelshEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English tomato.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tomato m (plural tomatos)

  1. tomato
    Synonym: afal cariad

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tomato domato nhomato thomato
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “tomato”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies