any of several plants belonging to the genus Lycopersicon, of the nightshade family, native to Mexico and Central and South America, especially the widely cultivated species L. lycopersicum, bearing a mildly acid, pulpy, usually red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
the fruit itself.
Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a girl or woman.
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How to use tomato in a sentence
Though we disagree, Matt and Dana have brought me tomatoes from their garden and shopped for me as I’ve quarantined.
Once a week you drive to the allotment on the edge of the city where you grow marigolds and petunias, tomatoes and broad beans.
He worked for the Tip-Top Canning Factory, which was founded by his great-grandfather, and the factory’s tomato farm.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
Peter Timmer, you will recall, grew up working on the tomato farm and cannery founded by his great-grandfather.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
De Moraes and her colleagues set up experiments with mustard and tomato plants.
Fittingly to that point, its Rotten tomato score (as of Tuesday evening) was a flat 50 percent.
The tomato sauce is ‘gravy’ to many Italian-Americans of a certain class.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sandwich is made with thick tiles of quality bread and adorned with lettuce and tomato.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market | Jane & Michael Stern | April 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fresh tomato juice makes an incredible difference in the drink.
Mongolians bravely swallow a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs mixed into tomato juice to chase away their morning-after blues.
The next morning it was that Cash cut the ball of his right thumb open on the sharp edge of a tomato can.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
He made his loaves, tucked them into the pan and greased the top with bacon grease saved in a tomato can for such use.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
A dibble made of a round and sharp-pointed stick is the usual tool for making holes when setting tomato and other plants.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
Among these words are the names of such common things as chocolate, cocoa, tomato.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
She's very pretty, but towards the end of the evening she looked rather like a squashed tomato, I thought.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
British Dictionary definitions for tomato
a solanaceous plant, Lycopersicon (or Lycopersicum) esculentum, of South America, widely cultivated for its red fleshy many-seeded edible fruits
the fruit of this plant, which has slightly acid-tasting flesh and is eaten in salads, as a vegetable, etc
US and Canadian slang a girl or woman
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