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Noun: tomatillo  ,tow-mu'tee-ow
  1. Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
    - miltomate, purple ground cherry, jamberry, Physalis philadelphica
  2. Annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
    - jamberry, Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpa
  3. Small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
    - husk tomato, Mexican husk tomato

Derived forms: tomatillos

Type of: ground cherry, husk tomato, solanaceous vegetable

Encyclopedia: Tomatillo