tomatillo


to·ma·til·lo

noun \ˌtō-mə-ˈtē-(ˌ)yō, -ˈtēl-(ˌ)yō\
plural to·ma·til·los

Definition of TOMATILLO

:  the small round yellow, purplish, and especially pale green edible sticky fruit of a Mexican ground-cherry (Physalis ixocarpa syn. P. philadelphica); also :  the plant that bears tomatillos

Origin of TOMATILLO

Spanish, diminutive of tomate
First Known Use: circa 1913

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