TOMA'TO, n. A plant, and its fruit, a species of Solanum. It is called sometimes the love-apple.
A plant, and its fruit, the Lycopersicum esculentum of late botanists, and the Solanum lycopersicum of the older ones. It is called sometimes the love-apple.
- The fruit of
a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum esculentun); also,
the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also love apple, is
usually of a rounded, flattened form, but often irregular in shape. It is
of a bright red or yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or