Pronunciation: (tu-mā'tō, -mä'-), [key]
pl. -toes.

1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Lycopersicon, of the nightshade family, native to Mexico and Central and South America, esp. the widely cultivated species L. lycopersicum, bearing a mildly acid, pulpy, usually red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
2. the fruit itself.
3. Older Slang (sometimes offensive). a girl or woman.

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