Meaning of “tomato” in the English Dictionary

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"tomato" in British English

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tomatonoun [ C or U ]

uk /təˈmɑː.təʊ/ us /təˈmeɪ.t̬oʊ/ plural tomatoes

A1 a round, red fruit with a lot of seeds, eaten cooked or uncooked as a vegetable, for example in salads or sauces:

a sliced tomato
tomato salad/soup
pasta with a tomato sauce

More examples

  • All the tomato plants are infected with a virus.
  • Layer the pasta with slices of tomato.
  • Cut the tomato in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • We chose a disease-resistant variety of tomato.

(Definition of “tomato” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tomato" in American English

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tomatonoun [ C ]

us /təˈmeɪ·t̬oʊ/ /-ˈmɑ-/ plural tomatoes

a juicy, red fruit eaten raw, esp. in salads, or cooked as a vegetable:

tomato sauce/soup

(Definition of “tomato” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)