[ toh-muh-tee-oh, -teel-yoh ]
/ ˌtoʊ məˈti oʊ, -ˈtil yoʊ /
noun, plural to·ma·til·loes, to·ma·til·los.
a plant, Physalis ixocarpa, of the nightshade family, native to Mexico, having yellow flowers with five blackish spots in the throat and bluish, sticky berries in a purple-veined calyx.
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What does “yare” mean?
Also called Mexican ground cherry.
Origin of tomatillo
1910–15; <Spanish, diminutive of tomatetomato
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British Dictionary definitions for tomatillo
/ (tɒməˈtɪləʊ, -ˈtiːjəʊ) /
a solanaceous plant, Physalis ixocarpa, of South America
the greenish-purple fruit of this plant that is a staple in Mexican cuisineAlso called: green tomato
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