tamarillo

[tam-uh-ril-oh, -ree-yoh]
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:
1965–70; pseudo-Sp commercial name (originated in New Zealand); compare Spanish tomatillo, diminutive of tomate tomato

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tamarillo (ˌtæməˈrɪləʊ)
 
n , pl -los
another name for tree tomato

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The tamarillo is egg-shaped and is pointed at both ends with a green stem.
Nodal bud segments from infected tamarillo plants were.
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