tomato

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See also: tomàto and tōmato

English[edit]

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A tomato

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.

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Noun[edit]

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
    • 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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Verb[edit]

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)

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Derived terms[edit]

  • tomata(made of or related to tomatoes)

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

tomato (plural tomati)

  1. tomato

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tomato

  1. Romaji transcription of トマト

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tomato.

Noun[edit]

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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