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 Amorico suggests digging into its seafood specialties — for example, the seafood platter (meant for sharing) or lighter dishes like the catalana di gamberi, a steamed prawn salad with rucola, cherry tomato, potato, olive oil, and lemon. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2023 My guess is some little tortillas, a single cherry tomato, guacamole, and walnuts. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Aug. 2023 There is a museum dedicated to the Santorini cherry tomato, a Protected Designation of Origin product since 2006, and the island’s fava beans are considered the best in Greece. Elinda Labropoulou, CNN, 26 Apr. 2023 Spoon cherry tomato mixture on top. Kate Merker, Country Living, 6 July 2020 Serve with this cherry tomato salsa or your favorite prepared salsa, or a dash of Worcestershire or hot sauce. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020 Picture it in a burst cherry tomato sauce with coriander and cumin seeds. Farokh Talati, Bon Appétit, 9 Jan. 2023 The epicurean-minded Chuan Mary fuses fragrant peppery notes with red cherry tomato juice, elegantly garnished with chili for a fiery finish. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 Right now there's an abundance of wild cilantro, so at Pujol the herb is paired with a yellow corn dough and cherry tomato salsa. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cherry tomato was in 1847

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“Cherry tomato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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