avozilla noun informal a very large avocado
Tesco’s salad buyer, Emma Bonay, believes the avozilla will appeal particularly to large families.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 31 August 2013]
SSB abbreviation sugar-sweetened beverage
Forms of SSB tax have already started in Denmark, France, Finland and Hungary. Scotland, Small says, is in the mood to follow.
[www.theguardian.com 04 August 2013]
TomTato noun a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes
A plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes, called the TomTato, has been developed for the UK market.
[www.bbc.co.uk 26 September 2013]
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“TomTato” sounds exotic, but, in fact, the plant that produces the tuber (potato) and the plant that produces the fruit (tomato) are the same species and can easily be interbred. A member of the nightshade family indigenous to the Andes Mountains of South America, the tomato/potato vine was carried around the world by European colonialists in the 16th and 17th century.
Trying to produce both foods on the same plant, however, has its cost: both the tomatoes and the potatoes are tiny.