tomatolike

Resembling a tomato or some aspect of one.

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  • Chinese-lantern plant — [chī′nēz lant′ərn] n. a perennial ground cherry (Physalis alkekengi) grown for winter bouquets because of the bladderlike red calyx that surrounds its small, tomatolike fruit * * * …   Universalium

  • ground-cherry — ☆ ground cherry [ground′cher′ē ] n. any of a genus (Physalis) of plants of the nightshade family having small tomatolike fruits completely enclosed by a papery calyx * * * …   Universalium

  • love apple — 1. a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star shaped white flowers, and red, tomatolike fruit. 2. Archaic. the tomato. [1570 80; cf. F pomme d amour, G Liebesapfel] * …   Universalium

  • white sapote — a tropical American tree, Casimiroa edulis, of the rue family, having greenish, inconspicuous flowers and tomatolike fleshy fruit that is yellow on the inside and gray or yellowish green on the outside. Also called Mexican apple. * * * …   Universalium

  • strawberry tomato — straw′berry toma′to n. 1) pln the small, edible, tomatolike fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family 2) pln the plant itself …   From formal English to slang

  • tomatillo — to•ma•til•lo [[t]ˌtoʊ məˈti oʊ, ˈtil yoʊ[/t]] n. pl. loes, los pln a plant of Mexico and the southern U.S., Physalis ixocarpa, of the nightshade family, one variety of which produces a small, green, tomatolike fruit used in cooking • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Chinese-lantern plant — [chī′nēz lant′ərn] n. a perennial ground cherry (Physalis alkekengi) grown for winter bouquets because of the bladderlike red calyx that surrounds its small, tomatolike fruit …   English World dictionary

  • ground-cherry — ☆ ground cherry [ground′cher′ē ] n. any of a genus (Physalis) of plants of the nightshade family having small tomatolike fruits completely enclosed by a papery calyx …   English World dictionary

  • apple of sodom — ˈsädəm Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: from Sodom, biblical city destroyed by God (Gen 10) 1. a. : a fruit described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked called also Dead Sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • white sapote — noun see white sapota * * * a tropical American tree, Casimiroa edulis, of the rue family, having greenish, inconspicuous flowers and tomatolike fleshy fruit that is yellow on the inside and gray or yellowish green on the outside. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

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