a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star-shaped white flowers, and red, tomatolike fruit.
Archaic. the tomato.
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How to use love apple in a sentence
Yet the Tomato or love apple (so called because it was supposed to excite tender feelings) is both nutritious and delicious.The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
They're nearly gone; but I shall always love apple blossoms.In Apple-Blossom Time | Clara Louise Burnham
So far was he concern'd in looking after that Love-apple, or Night-shadow, for the cure of his own burning distemper.
In Sicily, when a young man is in love, he presents the object of his affections with a love apple.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics | Richard Folkard
All swallow the love-apple bait presented by some wicked genius of the devil, who sports with the affections of mankind.The Court of Cacus | Alexander Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for love apple
an archaic name for tomato
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