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Tomato, fruit or vega-table?
Fruit 63%  63%  [ 25 ]
Vega-table 30%  30%  [ 12 ]
I do not feel legally oblidged to answer this question(Vega-table) 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Is a tomato a fruit or a vega-table
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It's a vega-table, if it was'nt that would ruin the illuision of Bob.

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Yeah, it's a fruit.


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I definitly have to say it's a fruit.

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Both.
A tomato is an oversized plant ovary containing seeds. That defines it as a fruit.
It is also an eatable bulb of a plant. Which defines it as a type of vegetable.

So it's both.

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Technically, it's both. Fruit is a legitimate biological term, and a tomato is defined biologically as a fruit. Vegetable, however, is not a biological term, merely a culinary one. A tomato also fits the culinary definition of a vegetable.

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Yeah, both.

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The tomato is scientifically classified as a fruit. There really is no debate about it; also, fruits are not a subset of vegetables. Unless you're taking "vegetable" to mean "a unit of vegetation," but it typically refers to the root or stem of a plant.

And, yes, that means both of the Veggie Tales hosts are fruits (cucumbers are also fruits.)

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SnowyFox wrote:
fruits are not a subset of vegetables.

Actually they are.
A vegetable is defined as:
The Macquarie Dictionary wrote:
the etable part of such plants, as the fruit of the tomato, or the tuber of the potato.

A fruit is a type of vegetable. Also a tomato is, biologically, a fruit, but is classified here as a vegetable.

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 Post subject: Re: Is a tomato a fruit or a vega-table
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Hmm... According to Wikipedia there are like a million ways to define a vegetable and none of them are really the single correct way. :/

How bothersome. Well at least we can tell for sure that a vegetable is a fruit.

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Wikipedia wrote:
Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry.


plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry.

therefore it is a fruit

it is a fruit

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SnowyFox wrote:
And, yes, that means both of the Veggie Tales hosts are fruits (cucumbers are also fruits.)


Mind = very blown

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I work in Produce at a store. Which is the fruits/veggies department. A tomato is a fruit. It CAN be classified as a vegetable because of its uses, morphology, etc, but it is technically, at the very base of itself, a fruit.

In case you don't believe me, check the Columbus Encyclopedia, available online:
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Technically, the tomato is a fruit, although it is commonly considered a vegetable because of its uses.


Or maybe Kitchen Dictionary?
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Tomatoes are a fruit and a member of the nightshade family (like potatoes and eggplants), but they are served and prepared as a vegetable, which is why most people consider them a vegetable and not a fruit.

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It's a pastry.

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I say it's both.

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Ace knows more about produce than I do, and since I believe in Ace, I'll have to say that it's a fruit.

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ChickenLeg wrote:
SnowyFox wrote:
And, yes, that means both of the Veggie Tales hosts are fruits (cucumbers are also fruits.)


Mind = very blown
You know what's even worse? A banana is a fruit, a vegetable, a berry, and an herb.

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Would this be considered spam?

"Is a tomato a fruit of vegetable lol". Srsly, guise


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It's a fruit by definition, but it's a vege'l by usage. Therefore, I usually count it as a vege'l.

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Would this be considered spam?

"Is a tomato a fruit of vegetable lol". Srsly, guise

No. It's a legitimate poll and a fine topic.

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Acekirby wrote:
I work in Produce at a store. Which is the fruits/veggies department. A tomato is a fruit. It CAN be classified as a vegetable because of its uses, morphology, etc, but it is technically, at the very base of itself, a fruit.

In case you don't believe me, check the Columbus Encyclopedia, available online:
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Technically, the tomato is a fruit, although it is commonly considered a vegetable because of its uses.


Or maybe Kitchen Dictionary?
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Tomatoes are a fruit and a member of the nightshade family (like potatoes and eggplants), but they are served and prepared as a vegetable, which is why most people consider them a vegetable and not a fruit.


I didn't expect that from you. Nice.

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Some people may consider it as a vegetable, But I say it's a fruit.

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Its a Fruitable.

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Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:
Its a Fruitable.


Exactly.

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