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 (tə-mā′tō, -mä′-)
n. pl. to·ma·toes
1. A widely cultivated plant (Solanum lycopersicum syn. Lycopersicon esculentum)in the nightshade family, having edible, fleshy, usually red fruit. The tomato is native to and was first domesticated in northern South America.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[Alteration of Spanish tomate, from Nahuatl tomatl, fleshy globose fruit, tomatillo, tomato.]

to·ma′to·ey (-tō-ē) adj.


like or tasting like tomato
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This is rich tasting and delicious and it's very cheesy with a deep rich, tomatoey sauce.
There were two of them: big and bursting with flavour and served on toasted home-made bread, with an accompaniment of simple leaves drizzled with balsamic vinegar which worked well, cutting through the deep tomatoey richness of the sauce and meat which -described as lightly spiced -packed more of a fiery punch than I expected.
Unlike the sausage that came with the mixed grill, I was served poor-quality meat in a tomatoey sauce.
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When I'm eating something tomatoey and a bit falls out of my mouth, but when I look down it actually landed on the floor, narrowly missing the easily stained fabric of my brand new frock.
They're massive - filled with half a chicken at least - and dripping with a signature, terracottacoloured sauce that's tomatoey, without being too sweet.
Summary: Thin, crispy and intensely tomatoey, your own homemade Margherita is just a few steps away -- and so much tastier than store-bought
I chuckled, my hands in soapy lukewarm tomatoey water.
Even in the shellfish paradise of New Orleans, Israeli-American chef Alon Shaya, who won a prestigious James Beard award this year for best chef in the South, sells the tomatoey, eggy concoction at his restaurant, Shaya.
95) was rich, tomatoey and crammed with a hearty serving of prawns, mussels, squid, two types of fish and scallops.
Moreish, rich and deep-flavoured, with a paprika tang to the tomatoey base from the chorizo, it had all elements and I could have easily eaten a large serving.