tomatillo

noun to·ma·til·lo \ ˌtō-mə-ˈtē-(ˌ)yō , -ˈtēl-(ˌ)yō \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of tomatillo

plural tomatillos
:the small round yellow, purplish, and especially pale green edible sticky fruit of a Mexican ground-cherry (Physalis ixocarpa synonym P. philadelphica); also :the plant that bears tomatillos

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Origin and Etymology of tomatillo

Spanish, diminutive of tomate


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