Definition of tomatillo
: 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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Each gave me the opportunity to try something new: cooking fish in parchment paper and using tomatillos.
Combined with tender chunks of pork, the thick sauce has just the right amount of acidity from tomatillos and a nice hit of chile heat.
Nearby, open shelves displayed ingredients, including corn tortillas, masa harina and canned tomatillos (fresh ones, grown for her by a farmer about 80 miles away in County Wexford, were sold out).
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Origin and Etymology of tomatillo
Spanish, diminutive of tomate
First Known Use: circa 1913See Words from the same year
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