[tam-uh-ril-oh, -ree-yoh]

noun, plural ta·ma·ril·los.

the edible, plumlike fruit of a tree, Cyphomandra betacea, of the nightshade family, native to the Peruvian Andes.
the tree itself.

Origin of tamarillo

1965–70; pseudo-Sp commercial name (originated in New Zealand); compare Spanish tomatillo, diminutive of tomate tomato
Also called tree tomato.
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British Dictionary definitions for tamarillo


noun plural -los

another name for tree tomato
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