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ta·ma·ril·lo

 (tăm′ə-rĭl′ō, -rē′yō)
n. pl. ta·ma·ril·los
1. A subtropical tree (Cyphomandra betacea) in the nightshade family, native to the central Andes and cultivated especially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
2. The tart, dark red or yellow, plumlike fruit of this tree. In both senses also called tree tomato.

[Alteration of tomatillo.]

tamarillo

(ˌtæməˈrɪləʊ)
n, pl -los
(Plants) another name for tree tomato
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tamarillo - South American arborescent shrub having pale pink blossoms followed by egg-shaped reddish-brown edible fruit somewhat resembling a tomato in flavortamarillo - South American arborescent shrub having pale pink blossoms followed by egg-shaped reddish-brown edible fruit somewhat resembling a tomato in flavor
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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