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What’s the Plural of Tomato?

Singular nouns, like tomato, that end in -o often take on s/es as a plural: tomato/tomatoes (or potato/potatoes).

Tomato man.
Tomato man.

What’s the plural of “tomato”?

Singular nouns that end in -o, like tomato, add -es as a plural: tomato/tomatoes (or potato/potatoes, mango/mangoes).

Tomatoes (plural) in sentences.

What’s the singular of tomato?

Tomato is a singular noun and refers to one tomato.

Nouns that end in -o

Nouns that end in –o typically form a plural by adding an –s or –es to the end (like potato: potatoes.) This makes the tomato a regular noun form, since it adheres to the regular plural noun suffix of –es/-s. See the chart:

singular nouns ending in “-o”plural “-es” / “-s”
buffalobuffaloes or buffalos
volcanovolcanos or volcanoes

Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables?

A tomato, or tomatoes are defined in the dictionary as  “a round, red fruit with a lot of seeds, eaten cooked or uncooked as a vegetable, for example in salads or sauces: a sliced tomato,  tomato salad/soup, pasta with a tomato sauce.

“Tomato”, used in sentences

1. Arizona is so hot I’m turning into a sun dried tomato (Ethan Dolan)

2. Peas and tomato ketchup are what you want with it.

3. This exposes the flesh inside the tomato, which often becomes infected by fungal spores that will ruin the fruit. (The Sun, 2016)

4. Why do my tomato plants have white patches on the leaves? (The Sun, 2016)

5. He would pick up the tomato and eat it just like he would an apple. (Christianity Today, 2000)

“Tomatoes”, plural, used in sentences

1. She cut up tomatoes for a salad.

2. The sandwich is served with lettuce and tomatoes.

3. The red sauce is made from tomatoes and herbs.

4. Eat tomatoes with a little fat to enhance absorption. (Times, Sunday Times, 2016).

5. Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to the boil. (Times, Sunday Times, 2016)

Origin of the word tomato

Tomato comes from:

“Spanish tomate (mid-16c.) from Nahuatl (Aztecan) tomatl “a tomato,” said to mean literally “the swelling fruit,” from tomana “to swell.”

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  1. Definition of tomato.
  2. Origin of tomato.

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