cherry tomato

noun

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

Last fall, the salad chain Sweetgreen began to collect data on the conditions that produce the most flavorful cherry tomatoes. Jane Black, WSJ, "Why Your Squash Tastes Better Than It Used To," 3 Oct. 2018 Toss beef with pasta, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fresh Veggie Beef Ragu," 27 July 2018 This is a far cry from the Chaey family house salad—chopped romaine hearts, cucumber coins, cherry tomatoes, and Wish-Bone Light Italian Dressing—and that is not a bad thing. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, "The Mother’s Day Steak I’m Making My Mom, the Only Gift That Matters," 11 May 2018 Add 1¾ cups cherry tomatoes, ¾ cup basil leaves and ½ cup mint leaves. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 Burrata on grilled toast with kale pesto and cherry tomatoes set the mood at a recent ladies lunch. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage," 19 June 2018 Turn; add cherry tomatoes, rosemary and fennel seeds; drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then roast until chicken is just cooked through and tomatoes have begun to break down, 12 to 15 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Herb-Roasted Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes," 9 Oct. 2018 Add cherry tomatoes and cook until skins begin to blister, about 5 minutes. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 Arrange cherry tomatoes on the vine on a rimmed baking sheet. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chile-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella," 25 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cherry tomato.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cherry tomato

1847, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cherry tomato

Statistics for cherry tomato

Last Updated

19 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cherry tomato

The first known use of cherry tomato was in 1847

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cherry tomato

cherry tomato

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cherry tomato

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

More from Merriam-Webster on cherry tomato

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with cherry tomato

Comments on cherry tomato

What made you want to look up cherry tomato? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!