tamarillo

play
noun tam·a·ril·lo \ˌta-mə-ˈri-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of tamarillo

  1. :  the reddish edible fruit of an arborescent shrub (Cyphomandra betacea) of the nightshade family that is native to South America but is grown commercially elsewhere; also :  the shrub itself

Origin and Etymology of tamarillo

alteration of tomatillo

Learn More about tamarillo


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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