Tomato

close-up of a tomato plant with ripe red and green tomatoes

Solanum lycopersicum

Nightshades

Tomato (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • tomater (eye dialect)
  • 'mater (Southern US, Appalachia, informal)

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish tomate, from Classical Nahuatl tomatl, from Proto-Nahuan *tomatl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /təˈmɑː.toʊ/
    • (US) IPA(key): [tʰə̥ˈmɑɾoʊ]
    • (UK) IPA(key): [tʰə̥ˈmɑːtʰəʊ]
    • (General Australian) IPA(key): [tʰə̥ˈmɐːtʰɐʉ]
    • IPA(key): /təˈmeɪ.toʊ/
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