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tamarillo

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noun tam·a·ril·lo \ˌta-mə-ˈri-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of tamarillo

  1. :  the reddish edible fruit of an arborescent shrub (Cyphomandra betacea) of the nightshade family that is native to South America but is grown commercially elsewhere; also :  the shrub itself



Origin and Etymology of tamarillo

alteration of tomatillo


First Known Use: 1966

Rhymes with tamarillo


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