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Meaning of tomato

to•ma•to

Pronunciation: (tu-mā'tō, -mä'-), [key]
— pl. -toes.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Lycopersicon, of the nightshade family, native to Mexico and Central and South America, esp. 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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