A variety of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme) having small red to yellow fruits. (noun)
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Use "cherry tomato" in a sentence
"It proved to be a small piece of fish, lightly sauced and served on an oversized plate along with three perfect green beans, a sliver of parboiled carrot, and two halves of a cherry tomato broiled and sprinkled with parsley."