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Asian Prince
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I, for several years have thought a tomatoe was a vegeatble, but I also hear its a fruit.

What do you think?

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While I don't really know the criteria for the distinction of what is a fruit and what is a vegetable, I do know that the tomato is a fruit.
If anyone can tell us what the difference between a vegetable and a fruit is, it would be greatly appreciated.
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There is an answer here:
http://www.kdcomm.net/~tomato/debate.htm

There actually have been court cases about this:

http://www.oldhouseweb.net/gardening/Detailed/674.shtml

http://www.urbanlegends.com/science/tomato_fruit_or_veg.html

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P.S. If this was just posed to see who would respond... then I just got sucked in.
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It seems that the public still views this as a vegetable, however botanically it is a fruit. I think it is a fruit if it has seeds. Therefore CUCUMBERS ARE FRUITS!
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It is a vegetable!
I don't care what anybody else says!
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It's a fruit since it is a member of the berry family.
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Who was it that corrected a youngster's spelling of tomato to add the 'e' ?
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JonTown, it was Vice President Dan Quayle who corrected a students spelling of potato by adding an e.

If seeds are a requirement of fruits then most vegetables are fruits ie: carrots, radish, broccoli and so on and so forth.

Did you also know that the tomato is a close relative of the marijuana plant? Strange but true.
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The requirement for fruit is that it has seeds in it.
Eg. Apples, oranges, and tomatoes. Carrots, radish's, and brocoli, to my knowledge, don't have seeds in them.
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There is a song that explains how beans are a magical fruit. Smile
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Yes, having planted many carrots I can tell you with confidence that carrots have seeds and so do radish's, eggplant, most squash and pea's are the seeds themselves. Are these fruit?
I had a wart on my hand as a child and the doctor said that all of the seeds had to be removed or the wart would return. Is a wart a fruit?
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Some say Tomato,some say Tomatoe.
Im sure its a really a fruit but to me it will always be a veg.
I wouldnt like to add one to my fruit salad or drink my favourite fruit drink that tasted of tomatos! Eurggh. Smile
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I'm sure there are some other possibilities for something beyond 'fruit' and 'vegetable'.

Fungus?
Shapeshifting alien with lots of patience?
Hallucination brought on by nightshade poisoning?
Tennis ball wearing a raincoat?
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What a magical bunch of guys! We just turned the tomato from a vegetable into a fruit! Smile

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And for my next trick -- I'm turning it into The Apple of Peru!!

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botany/bo......_35.html
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I resemble that remark!!! nyuk nyuk nyuk...
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