cherry tomato


Definition of cherry tomato

: a small globose red or orange tomato borne in long dense clusters also : a tropical American plant (Lycopersicon esculentum cerasiforme) bearing cherry tomatoes

Examples of cherry tomato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along another path, Williams stops to lift a wayward cherry tomato vine and places it back in its bed. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "The small city farm: An oasis in food deserts, during the pandemic and beyond," 14 Oct. 2020 Pasta dishes range from chitarra with garlic, rabe, wild arugula and anchovy to bucatini with guanciale, chili, roast tomato and pecorino to gnocchi with cherry tomato, corn and Parmesan. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston native Travis McShane to debut Ostia restaurant in Montrose," 24 Sep. 2020 Place a cherry tomato in the middle of each circle of dough., "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Mains," 16 Sep. 2020 Arrange the cherry tomato slices on top of them, using them to fill in gaps where necessary so that the dough is all covered. Leslie Brenner, Dallas News, "9 brilliant ways to enjoy tomatoes bursting with flavor," 26 Aug. 2020 The ricotta and spinach gnocchi ($40 for two servings) are only available as a meal kit, but the pickup, a sauce of cherry tomato confit, roasted squash and squash blossoms, is easy enough to cook one-handed and very rewarding. Soleil Ho,, "Best new takeout dishes in San Francisco and the Bay Area to try right now," 18 Aug. 2020 Her final addition to the mural was a small broccoli heart and cherry tomato, suggesting that onlookers remember to eat their veggies. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An artist who's worked with Disney just painted a giant candy mural representing diversity in Menomonee Falls," 2 July 2020 Frozen potstickers, broccoli, cherry tomato This is another oldie but goodie that used to be my lunch staple. Jessica Jones, M.s., R.d.n., SELF, "9 Quick Meals I’m Throwing Together Lately Because Cooking During the Pandemic Is a Scam," 15 Apr. 2020 There was a sombrero-sized carrot slice, mushroom cap, whole cherry tomato, arugula and flurry of corn. Matt Wake |, al, "Want a bowl of exotic comfort food? Try this local ramen spot," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cherry tomato

1847, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Cherry tomato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cherry tomato

: a very small red or orange tomato or a plant that produces such tomatoes

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