plum tomato


: a small oblong tomato

Examples of plum tomato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some brands also sell San Marzano-style that use a different variety of plum tomato and include calcium chloride and more salt. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 The sauce is a chunky plum tomato layered on top of the mozzarella cheese, and the crust on this pie is coated in garlic and olive oil, which gives it a little extra punch of flavor over a plain cheese slice — although both have their well-deserved merits. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 29 Oct. 2020 Top with cheese mixture, then plum tomato slices. Beth Segal, cleveland, 23 June 2020 Use a meaty, firm, plum tomato, such as Roma or similar varieties. Anna Voloshyna, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 Next, finely chop ½ small white onion and 1 plum tomato and add to the bowl. Shayma Owaise Saadat, Bon Appétit, 28 Aug. 2020 Whole plum tomatoes are best but diced or puréed are good, too. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 If desired, top with more sea salt, cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. ***** (Photo: Orry Leon) Gregory Leon recommends Roma or Amish Paste tomatoes (an heirloom plum tomato) to make this traditional Spanish cold soup. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Aug. 2019 When her garden was bursting with ripe plum tomatoes, my Sicilian grandmother would make this quick, delicious lunch., 17 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plum tomato was in 1879

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“Plum tomato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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plum tomato

: a small oblong tomato
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