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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Thread a cherry tomato onto each skewer, then follow it up with a mozzarella ball and a basil leaf. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Savoring the school lunch — and the connection of the routine," 5 Sep. 2018 In a medium bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, cherries and cucumbers. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Peak-Summer Salad is All the Meal You Need," 27 July 2018 They're found on potatoes, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and petunias throughout North America. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The 10 Most Destructive Garden Insects and How to Get Rid of Them," 10 July 2018 Tomatoes may grow through the summer, and a few, like cherry tomatoes, set a few fruits but most are nonproductive. Tom Maccubbin,, "Most tomatoes won't grow in summer in Florida," 7 July 2018 In cocktail shaker, combine cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, simple syrup, and salt. Good Housekeeping, "Tomato, Tomato," 29 July 2015 There are tangles of fava and green beans, gnarly rows of celery and turnip roots, whole heads of artichoke and garlic, and bursts of cherry tomatoes. Keith Flanagan, USA TODAY, "A taste of Tel Aviv's largest open-air market," 19 June 2018 Take a pile of chips, a pile of sweet chopped brisket and a pile of cheese, then add sour cream and a ring of cherry tomatoes and just hang on. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: B&D Icehouse," 15 June 2018 Kardashian snacks on more fruit, nuts and vegetables like cherry tomatoes throughout the day to keep her energy up. Ana Calderone,, "Khloé Kardashian Shares Her 'Exact Low Carb Meal Plan' Since Welcoming Baby True," 5 June 2018

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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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