tomato

Definitions

  • Pasted a Tomato Can Label on the Suitcase 31
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tomato mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
    • n tomato native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits
    • n Tomato (Bot) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a ? inch straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999
    • n tomato The fruit of a garden vegetable, Lycopersicum esculentum, native in tropical South America, now widely cultivated for its esculent fruit in temperate as well as tropical lands; also, the plant itself. The stem is ordinarily weak and reclining, much branched, becoming 4 feet long, but in a French variety—the upright or tree tomato—erect, and sustaining its own fruit. The leaves are interruptedly pinnate, and stain green by contact. It has a small yellow flower, the parts of which are often multiplied in cultivation. The fruit is a berry, normally one- or two-celled and small; under culture, often many-celled and complicated in structure as if by the union of several fruits, large and of a depressed-globose form. A simple pear-shaped form exists; and in one very distinct variety, L. cerasiforme, the cherry- or currant-tomato, the fruit is scarcely larger than a large currant, and is borne in long racemes. The color is commonly some tint of red, sometimes yellow, in one variety nearly white. The tomato-fruit is of a soft, pulpy texture and peculiar slightly acid flavor. It is nutritious and wholesome. with laxative and antiscorbutic properties. The tomato was introduced into Europe early in the sixteenth century; but its esculent use in northern countries began much later. In the United States it was known only as a curiosity till about 1830. It is often called love-apple, a translation of the French pomme d'amour, which is a corruption of the former Italian name pomo dei Mori, the plant having reached Italy through Morocco. From this name aphrodisiac properties have been ascribed to it.
    • n tomato See Cyphomandra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1860, 'Godey's Lady's Book' advised US women to cook tomatoes for at least 3 hours.
    • n Tomato tō-mä′tō or tō-mā′tō the pulpy edible fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Solanaceæ), or the plant itself, native to South America, but now much cultivated in Europe—earlier called the 'love-apple'
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Quotations

  • Katharine Hepburn
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    “My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. tomate—Mex. tomate.

Usage

In literature:

And I wish you'd get me the recipe for this tomato soup.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
The tomato appears well on the table; but you do not want to ask its origin.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
Never was paint so blue, never was crest on carriage panel so large and so like a vague, over-ripe tomato.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Clear tomato soup: To one quart of stock add one cupful of canned tomatoes, rubbed through a fine sieve.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
They're nice with tomatoes or anything, or by themselves.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
He went into the restaurant, took a seat at a table, and ordered a bowl of tomato-soup.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Early the next morning Bud called for Tom and Sandy in his tomato-red convertible.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
The latter were mostly devoted to young tomato plants, though one was specially reserved for vegetable marrows.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
She cooked the apples and tomatoes, making quite a good meal for herself.
"The Zeit-Geist" by Lily Dougall
It has a very delicate taste, and is eaten stewed with tomatoes and served with a layer of toast.
"The Gourmet's Guide to Europe" by Algernon Bastard
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In poetry:

What deeds have sprung from plow and pick!
What bank-rolls from tomatoes!
No dainty crop of rhetoric
Can match one of potatoes.
"Dr. Booker T. Washington To The National Negro Business League" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
Then, before his repast he began,
While pausing the menu to scan,
He said: "Corn, if you please,
And tomatoes and pease,
I'd like to have served in the can."
"The Grandiloquent Goat" by Carolyn Wells
In a state of chortle sin—once he reflected,
swilling tomato juice—live I, and did
more than my thirstier years.
To Hell then will it maul me? for good talk,
and gripe of retail loss? I dare say not.
I don't thínk there's that place
"Dream Song 57: In a state of chortle sin--once he reflected" by John Berryman

In news:

Red is always a popular award show choice, but this time around, many attendees picked a ripe tomato hue.
Fingerling potatoes and cherry tomato es tossed with a lively mustard vinaigrette.
Cherry Tomato Caesar Salad.
To solve that problem, freeze cherry tomato es and use them in place of ice cubes.
Jenna Weber from Eat, Live, Run introduces her newfound love for farro into this simple salad of tomatoes and chickpeas .
Place cooked farro in a large mixing bowl with chickpeas , grape tomatoes and feta cheese.
Campari or roma tomatoes, sliced.
In a large bowl combine beans, tomatoes, feta, and mint.
Farro, Tomato and Chickpea Salad.
Chickpea Flour Crêpes With Roasted Pepper, Tomato and Goat Cheese Filling.
Chunky tomato salsa tops sautéed chicken breast s for this quick 15-minute meal.
Cacciatore (Italian for "hunter") is a classic dish typically made with tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms.
6 cups ripe tomatoes, cut into ½ pieces.
Chunky tomato salsa tops sautéed chicken breasts for this quick 15-minute meal.
Shirley Ivey's Gluten-free Green Tomato Chocolate Cake .
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In science:

The word “distribution ” has a common, non technical, meanin g, roughly synonymous with “dispersion ”: a given quantity, say a quantity of tomato, ma y be distributed or dispersed over a given space, say a pizza. A more mathematical use of the word was made precise in functional analysis by L.
Commutative monads as a theory of distributions
For, we h old that many distributions, say a distribution of a mass over a space (e.g. the distribution of tomato on a pizza) is not a syntactic entity, and does not in itself depend on the concept of double dualization.
Commutative monads as a theory of distributions
In this section we illustrate the results obtained by testing the hypothesis of symmetry for of a set of n = 40 observations about tomato roots, whose histogram is represented in Figure 1.
Mixtures of equispaced normal distributions and their use for testing symmetry in univariate data
Figure 2: Histogram of tomato roots data with the estimated density under the unconstrained (dashed line) and constrained (solid line) NM3 and NM5 models.
Mixtures of equispaced normal distributions and their use for testing symmetry in univariate data
An analysis on real data about the process of later root initiation in tomatoes illustrated the application of the proposed mixture-based test.
Mixtures of equispaced normal distributions and their use for testing symmetry in univariate data
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