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tomatillo

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

Definition of tomatillo

plural tomatillos

  1. :  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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