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tom-noddy
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tomale
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Tomasso Parentucelli
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tomatillo definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes [syn: tomatillo, miltomate, purple ground cherry, jamberry, Physalis philadelphica]
2: annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes [syn: tomatillo, jamberry, Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpa]
3: small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk [syn: tomatillo, husk tomato, Mexican husk tomato]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -los) Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of tomate Date: circa 1913 the small round yellow, purplish, and especially pale green edible sticky fruit of a Mexican ground-cherry (Physalis ixocarpa syn. P. philadelphica); also the plant that bears tomatillos




 


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