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Definition of Lycopersicum esculentun
Lycopersicum esculentunTomato To*ma"to, n.; pl. Tomatoes. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of
American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.)
The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum
esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is
called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened
form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or
yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
Tomato gall (Zo["o]l.), a large gall consisting of a mass
of irregular swellings on the stems and leaves of
grapevines. They are yellowish green, somewhat tinged with
red, and produced by the larva of a small two-winged fly
Tomato sphinx (Zo["o]l.), the adult or imago of the tomato
worm. It closely resembles the tobacco hawk moth. Called
also tomato hawk moth. See Illust. of Hawk moth.
Tomato worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a large hawk moth
(Sphinx, or Macrosila, quinquemaculata) which feeds upon
the leaves of the tomato and potato plants, often doing
considerable damage. Called also potato worm.
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