Lycopersicon

noun
Ly·co·per·si·con | \ -ˈpərsə̇ˌkän \

Definition of Lycopersicon 

: a genus of South American herbs (family Solanaceae) having anthers projected into sharp or narrow sterile tips — see tomato

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History and Etymology for Lycopersicon

New Latin, irregular from Greek lykopersion, an Egyptian plant

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