May 10: Tomato Trivia
On this date in 1893, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit. In deciding the Nix v. Hedden customs case, the Court noted that even though a tomato is botanically a fruit, in common language it is considered a vegetable because it is usually eaten as a main course rather than as a dessert. We’ve assembled a nice selection of digital tomatoes to enhance a class discussion of language, law, and botany.
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