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see tomatotomato,
plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), related to the potato and eggplant. Although cultivated in Mexico and Peru for centuries before the European conquest, the tomato is one of the newest plants to be used on a large scale
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Introduced into England in 1596, the "love-apple" or "wolf-peach" was first grown as an ornamental.