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

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So, the short-term shopping list, for various reasons, looks like this: celery, mustard greens, dill, rhubarb, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, spinach and arugula. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Now is the time to get Southcentral Alaska produce - before the frost does," 12 Sep. 2019 Scatter cherry tomatoes equally between the two plates. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lobster Fest indulges shellfish lovers for 3 days, while local restaurants feed the craving all year," 7 Aug. 2019 Think vanilla yogurt topped with raspberries or strawberries; red bell pepper strips with ranch dressing for dipping; cherry tomatoes; or even some white rice cooked with chicken broth and butter for extra flavor. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Skip the PB&J and pack a Wisconsin school lunch inspired by tailgating, Kwik Trip and the State Fair," 10 Sep. 2019 To compose, combine green beans, bacon, herbs and cherry tomatoes in a mixing bowl. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Anya Fernald shares her signature recipes," 24 Aug. 2019 Cut the remaining 6 cherry tomatoes into three slices each. Los Angeles Times, "Stay chill once you grill with these 3 summer soups," 21 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile in a bowl large enough to hold all the salad ingredients, layer the medium or large tomato and the cherry tomatoes with salt; set aside for 10 minutes for the tomatoes to release their juices. 4. Sheryl Julian,, "Recipe: Ripe tomatoes, pickling cukes, and crispy croutons are tossed together in this panzanella," 19 Aug. 2019 Then pack on the cherry tomatoes in an even layer and cover with the second lid, upside down (the rims of the two containers will act as a barrier and keep your tomatoes in place). Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "I Will Not Apologize for the Dorky Way I Cut Cherry Tomatoes," 13 Aug. 2019 This summer, the tartine features ricotta, zucchini blossoms, and cherry tomatoes. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham City Bite: Chez Fonfon Tartine," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cherry tomato

1847, in the meaning defined above

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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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