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Origin and Meaning of Tomato

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun To*ma"to
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 uncooked.

Etymology: Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail

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  1. Mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
  2. Native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
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Borrowing from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl.

  1. A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum, having edible fruit
  2. The savory fruit of this plant, red when ripe, treated as a vegetable in horticulture and cooking
  3. A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
  4. (slang) A desirable-looking woman.
    Lookit the legs on that hot !
  5. (slang) A stupid act or person.

tomato was also found in the following language(s): Chichewa, Esperanto, Ido, Japanese, and Tok Pisin

Notable Persons Named Tomato

Tomato is an alternative rock drummer, singing, and songwriter. He plays Drummer/Singer/Songwriter, Drummer, Songwriter, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Tomato was given the name Chris Harfenist on August 17th, 1969. Tomato is also known as Tomato11.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tomato

Tomato is an alternative rock drummer, singing, and songwriter. He plays Drummer/Singer/Songwriter, Drummer, Songwriter, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Tomato was given the name Chris Harfenist on August 17th, 1969. Tomato is also known as Tomato11.

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Fun Facts about the name Tomato

  • When was the first name Tomato first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tomato is Thursday, March 8th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Tomato? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tomato. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tomato: Your name in reverse order is Otamot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aootmt. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tomato born Feb 15, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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