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tomatillo vs. tomato

[ toh-muh-tee-oh, -teel-yoh ]
  1. 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.
[ tuh-mey-toh, -mah- ]
  1. 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.
  2. the fruit itself.
  3. a girl or woman.

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