noun, plural to·ma·til·loes, to·ma·til·los.

  1. a plant, Physalis ixocarpa, of the nightshade family, native to Mexico, having yellow flowers with five blackish spots in the throat and bluish, sticky berries in a purple-veined calyx.


  1. a solanaceous plant, Physalis ixocarpa, of South America
  2. the greenish-purple fruit of this plant that is a staple in Mexican cuisineAlso called: green tomato

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