tamarillo

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

Definition of tamarillo 

: 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

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Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Tamarillo agua fresca 1 qt tamarillo juice 3 qt water 3 cups demerara sugar Mix all ingredients until sugar is dissolved and serve with ice. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Key Ingredient Learn how to make jerky and an agua fresca using tamarillo," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of tamarillo

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tamarillo

alteration of tomatillo

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