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TOMATILLO

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tomatillo mean? 

TOMATILLO (noun)
  The noun TOMATILLO has 3 senses:

1. Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
2. annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
3. small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk

  Familiarity information: TOMATILLO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOMATILLO (noun)


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Meaning:

Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

jamberry; miltomate; Physalis philadelphica; purple ground cherry; tomatillo

Hypernyms ("tomatillo" is a kind of...):

ground cherry; husk tomato (any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers)


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Meaning:

Annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Mexican husk tomato; Physalis ixocarpa; tomatillo; jamberry

Hypernyms ("tomatillo" is a kind of...):

ground cherry; husk tomato (any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers)

Meronyms (parts of "tomatillo"):

husk tomato; Mexican husk tomato; tomatillo (small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk)


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Meaning:

Small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

husk tomato; Mexican husk tomato; tomatillo

Hypernyms ("tomatillo" is a kind of...):

solanaceous vegetable (any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon)

Holonyms ("tomatillo" is a part of...):

jamberry; Mexican husk tomato; Physalis ixocarpa; tomatillo (annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes)


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