tomato Definition

a red or yellowish fruit with a juicy pulp, used as a vegetable in cooking.

Using tomato: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tomato" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I like to add sliced tomatoes to my sandwich.

  • Example

    Tomatoes are a key ingredient in many Italian dishes.

  • Example

    She grows her own tomatoes in the backyard.

tomato Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for tomato

  • love apple

Phrases with tomato

  • an unripe tomato that is green in color


    Fried green tomatoes are a popular Southern dish.

  • cherry tomato

    a small round tomato, typically sweet in flavor


    I love to snack on cherry tomatoes.

  • a sauce made from tomatoes, often used as a base for pasta dishes


    I'm making spaghetti tonight and need to make some tomato sauce.


Summary: tomato in Brief

A 'tomato' [təˈmeɪtoʊ] is a red or yellowish fruit used as a vegetable in cooking. It is a key ingredient in many dishes, such as Italian cuisine, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Varieties include green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and tomato sauce.

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