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tamarillo

[tam-uh-ril-oh, -ree-yoh] /ˌtæm əˈrɪl oʊ, -ˈri yoʊ/
noun, plural tamarillos.
1.
the edible, plumlike fruit of a tree, Cyphomandra betacea, of the nightshade family, native to the Peruvian Andes.
2.
the tree itself.
Also called tree tomato.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; pseudo-Sp commercial name (originated in New Zealand); compare Spanish tomatillo, diminutive of tomate tomato
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  • The tamarillo is egg-shaped and is pointed at both ends with a green stem.
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tamarillo

/ˌtæməˈrɪləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
another name for tree tomato
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