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love apple

A tomato.

[Probably translation of French pomme d'amour (from the former belief in the tomato's aphrodisiacal powers) : pomme, apple + de, of + amour, love.]

love apple

(Plants) an archaic name for tomato


(təˈmeɪ toʊ, -ˈmɑ-)

n., pl. -toes.
1. a large, mildly acid, pulpy berry, red to red-yellow when ripe, eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
2. the plant bearing this berry, Lycopersicon esculentum, of the nightshade family.
3. Older Slang. a girl or woman.
[1595–1605; earlier tomate < Sp < Nahuatl tomatl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: apple - native to South Americalove apple - native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
tomato - mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
cherry tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum cerasiforme - plant bearing small red to yellow fruit
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