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 The pizza party kit contains Italian flour for the dough, plus a cherry tomato sauce handmade by a family in the south of Italy. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Nov. 2021 The cherry tomato mixture is spooned onto a bed of peppery arugula, which is also topped with the hot slices of halloumi. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Huitlacoche, baby carrots, butternut squash, asparagus, cherry tomato and corn contribute pops of colorful lightness pleasing to the palate as well as the eye. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 21 July 2021 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, cherry tomato, okra, Southern pea, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, roselle, sweet potato and yard-long bean; start transplants of eggplant, peppers and tomatoes from seed in mid-July 4. Tom Maccubbin,, 26 June 2021 Add a mushroom, another piece of meat and then a cherry tomato. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 24 May 2021 Il Gattopardo also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with items like ricotta pancakes with berries and maple syrup ($21) and eggs in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with pancettabacon. John Mariani, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Dishes with homemade pasta are a delight to the senses, including scialatielli, short, curvy noodles from the Amalfi Coast, in a wonderful cherry tomato sauce full of frutti de mare — shrimp, scallops, mussels, squid., 13 Apr. 2021 The tomato powder from The Spice House is clown nose-red and as sweet as the summer’s smallest, ripest cherry tomato. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cherry tomato

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cherry tomato was in 1847

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“Cherry tomato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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