- 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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- another name for tree tomato