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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