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Definition of "lycopersicum" [lycopersicum]

  • A genus of plants of the natural order Solanaceæ and the tribe Solaneæ. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "lycopersicum" in a sentence
  • "Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incisis, racemis simplicibus, for example, became Solanum lycopersicum – that is, a tomato."
  • "It is of two kinds, the red (Solanum lycopersicum) and the black (S. Melongena)."
  • "The tomato Solanum lycopersicum is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, native to Central and South America, from Mexico to Peru."
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