Definition of tomato noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//təˈmɑːtəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//təˈmeɪtoʊ//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. tomatoes) Vegetables, Fruit
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a soft fruit with a lot of juice and shiny red skin that is eaten as a vegetable either raw or cooked a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich sliced tomatoes tomato plants Demonstrators threw rotten tomatoes at the car. See related entries: Vegetables, Fruit Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French, Spanish, or Portuguese tomate, from Nahuatl tomatl.
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