mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
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.