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tomatillo

[ toh-muh-tee-oh, -teel-yoh ]
/ 藢to蕣 m蓹藞ti o蕣, -藞til yo蕣 /
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noun, plural to路ma路til路loes, to路ma路til路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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Also called Mexican ground cherry.

Origin of tomatillo

1910鈥15; <Spanish, diminutive of tomatetomato
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British Dictionary definitions for tomatillo

tomatillo
/ (t蓲m蓹藞t瑟l蓹蕣, -藞ti藧j蓹蕣) /

noun
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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