Tomato (Morocco, 1671)

Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Thu May 9 18:04:09 UTC 2002

On Thu, 9 May 2002 02:41:55 -0400 Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

>...OED has 1604, then
> 1775 for "tomato."

_Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World_ footnotes ... let's see ...
more than six references to the tomato prior to 1604. In some cases they
are referred to as love apples or golden apples, so that wouldn't count,
but several refer to the tomatl or tomatas. (If you'd like specifics,
Barry, email me privately.)


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