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Meaning of tomatillo

to•ma•til•lo

Pronunciation: (tō"mu-tē'ō, -tēl'yō), [key]
— pl. -loes, -los.
  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. Also called Mexican ground cherry.
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