Definition of cherry tomato in English:

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cherry tomato

Pronunciation: /ˈCHerē təˈˌmādō/


A spherical miniature tomato. The fruit is glossy red, or occasionally yellow, and typically eaten in salad.
  • Many varieties, in particular Lycopersicon lycopersicum cerasiforme.
Example sentences
  • Spearing a cherry tomato with my fork, I said to the old man, ‘No.’
  • Well, Kevin's got something up his sleeve - and I think it's a cherry tomato.
  • Loaded with vitamin C, this sugary, grape-size version of the cherry tomato was first cultivated in China.

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Syllabification: cher·ry to·ma·to

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