Borrowed from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl, from Proto-Nahuan *tomatl. Compare tomatillo.
- (UK, General Australian) IPA(key): /təˈmɑː.toʊ/
- (US, Canada) IPA(key): /təˈmeɪ.toʊ/
Audio (US) [tʰə̥ˈmeɪɾoʊ] (file)
- (South Asia) IPA(key): /ʈoˈmæʈo/
- Rhymes: -ɑːtəʊ, -eɪtəʊ
tomato (countable and uncountable, plural tomatoes)
- A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum, having edible fruit.
- 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.
- A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
- (slang) A desirable-looking woman.
- Lookit the legs on that hot tomato!
- 2008, Denny Durbin, Lazy Enchiladas: Redefining Success: Tasty Lessons on Love, Life, & Relationships, Bodega Publishing, →ISBN, page 13:
- When she left the room, I asked Robert, “Who's the tomato?” “Marisa. She's from Mexico.” He had a telltale smile on his face.
- 2020, Libba Bray, The King of Crows, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, →ISBN:
- “Who's the tomato?” a cop said as Evie walked past. “Her? She's the stiff's niece,” another cop answered. Evie flinched to hear Will discussed like that. “You wanna clam up?” Malloy barked and the officers fell silent.
- (slang) A stupid act or person.
- beefsteak tomato (US)
- beef tomato (UK)
- canned tomatoes
- cherry tomato
- diced tomatoes
- grape tomato
- heirloom tomato
- italian plum tomato
- italian tomato
- plum tomato
- puréed tomatoes
- roma tomato
- strained tomatoes
- Tomato blistering mosaic tymovirus
- tomato can
- tomato juice
- tomato paste
- tomato purée
- tomato sauce
- tomato soup
- tomayto, tomahto
tomato (third-person singular simple present tomatos, present participle tomatoing, simple past and past participle tomatoed)
- (transitive, rare) to pelt with tomatoes
- (transitive, rare) to add tomatoes to (a dish)
Borrowed from Japanese トマト (tomato), from English tomato.
- 2021, Dictionary of the Central Dialect of Amis (阿美語中部方言辭典) (in Mandarin Chinese), Taiwan: Council of Indigenous Peoples.
tomáto class 1a
- Synonyms: phwetekere, matimati
From Russian томат (tomat), German Tomate, English tomato, French tomate, all from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.
tomato (accusative singular tomaton, plural tomatoj, accusative plural tomatojn)
- tomato (fruit)
- tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum)
- tomata (“made of or related to tomatoes”, adjective)
tomato (plural tomati)
Audio (Kenya) (file)
tomato (n class, plural tomato)
- Synonym: nyanya
- 2021 December 16, “Wakenya wapata faraja mashambani baada ya corona kuwatimua mjini”, in BBC News Swahili:
- Alianza kilimo cha malenge, mtama, tomato na sukuma wiki - na sasa anauza bidhaa zake katika soko la nyumbani.
- He started cultivating pumpkin, millet, tomato and sukuma wiki - and now he sells his products in the domestic market.
Borrowed from English tomato, from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.
tomato m (plural tomatos)
- Synonym: afal cariad
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- 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
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