a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star-shaped white flowers, and red, tomatolike fruit.
Archaic. the tomato.
an archaic name for tomato
“tomato,” 1570s, corresponding to French pomme d’amour, German liebesapfel, but the reason for the term remains obscure. One guess is that it is a corruption of Italian pomo de’Mori or Spanish pome dei Moro, literally “Moorish apple.”
plural noun 1. fine needles of rutile crystals embedded in quartz.
- Love at first sight
An instantaneous attraction to someone or something. For example, With Peter and Constance, it was a case of love at first sight, or When Dave saw that car, it was love at first sight. This expression was already used by Chaucer for romantic attraction in Troilus and Cressida: “She loved right from the first sight.” […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a necklace of small, often handmade beads, worn as a symbol of peace and goodwill, especially in the 1960s.
[luhv-burd] /ˈlʌvˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of various small parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets. 2. lovebirds, a pair of lovers, especially a married couple who show very close mutual love and concern. /ˈlʌvˌbɜːd/ noun 1. any of several small African parrots […]