noun Etymology: alteration of tomatillo Date: 1966 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 — (Solanum betaceum) Systematik Euasteriden I Ordnung: Nachtschattenartige (Solanales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tamarillo — This article is about the fruit. For other uses, see Tamarillo (disambiguation). Tamarillo Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Tamarillo — Solanum betaceum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tamarillo — Ta|ma|ril|lo [... riljo] die; , s <aus gleichbed. span. tamarillo, eigtl. Verkleinerungsform zu támaras (Plur.) »Datteln«>: 1. südamerik. Nachtschattengewächs mit gelben od. roten Beerenfrüchten. 2. leicht bitter schmeckende Frucht der… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • tamarillo — /tam euh ril oh, ree yoh/, n., pl. tamarillos. 1. the edible, plumlike fruit of a tree, Cyphomandra betacea, of the nightshade family, native to the Peruvian Andes. 2. the tree itself. Also called tree tomato. [1965 70; pseudo Sp commercial name… …   Universalium

  • tamarillo — noun a) A small tree or shrub (Solanum betaceum syn. Cyphomandra betacea) which bears edible fruits. b) A fruit of that tree. Syn: tree tomato …   Wiktionary

  • Tamarillo — Ta|ma|ril|lo 〈[ ri:jo] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: s; Bot.〉 Baumtomate, aus Peru stammendes Nachtschattengewächs mit leicht bitter schmeckenden Beerenfrüchten: Cyphomandra betacea [Etym.: span.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • tamarillo — [ˌtamə rɪləʊ] noun (plural tamarillos) the red egg shaped fruit of a tropical South American plant (Cyphomandra betaceae). Origin 1960s: an invented name, perh. suggested by Sp. tomatillo, dimin. of tomate tomato …   English new terms dictionary

  • tamarillo — ta·ma·ri·llo …   English syllables

  • tamarillo — /tæməˈrɪloʊ/ (say tamuh riloh) noun 1. a tree like shrub, Cyphomandra betacea, with large simple leaves and smooth, egg shaped, somewhat acid red fruit, native to South America but widely cultivated; tree tomato. 2. the fruit of this shrub.… …   Australian English dictionary

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