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noun

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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Origin of love apple

1570–80; compare French pomme d'amour,German Liebesapfel
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love apple

noun

an archaic name for tomato
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