love apple n.
A tomato.
  [Probably translation of French pomme d'amour(from the former belief in the tomato's aphrodisiacal powers): pomme, apple + de, of + amour, love.]

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  • Liebesapfel — Sm Tomate , auch rotes Zuckerwerk an einem Stiel per. Wortschatz arch. (19. Jh.) Hybridbildung. Entlehnt aus frz. pomme d amour.    Ebenso nndl. liefdesappel, ne. loveapple. ✎ Knobloch, J. Lingua 21 (1968), 238 (anders: das französische Wort… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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