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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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.
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.
While there are a number of varieties of tomato trees, the most widely-known is the tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea).
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Origin and Etymology of tamarillo
alteration of tomatillo
First Known Use: 1966See Words from the same year
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