Is tomato a fruit legally?

Is tomato a fruit legally?

Botanically, a tomato is a fruit. However, in common parlance it is a vegetable; hence the United States Supreme Court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable for the purposes of the customs regulations.

Did the Supreme Court rule a tomato a fruit?

The court takes judicial notice of the ordinary meaning of all words in our tongue, and dictionaries are admitted not as evidence, but only as aids to the memory and understanding of the court. Tomatoes are "vegetables," and not "fruit," within the meaning of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, c. 121.

Did the Supreme Court rule on tomatoes?

The Court's decision

Botanically, a tomato is a fruit. However, in common parlance it is a vegetable; hence the United States Supreme Court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable for the purposes of the customs regulations.

Why did the Supreme Court say a tomato is a vegetable?

But in everyday life, they decided, vegetables were things "usually served at dinner in, with, or after the soup, fish, or meats ... and not, like fruits generally, as dessert." So under customs law, the court ruled, tomatoes counted as vegetables — and the importer had to keep paying the tariff.Dec 26, 2013

When did they decide a tomato is a fruit?

That was the opinion of Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray, released on this day in 1893. “Botanically speaking, tomatoes are the fruit of the vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans and peas,” he wrote.May 10, 2017

When was tomato declared a fruit?

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are the fruit of a vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans, and peas,” wrote Justice Horace Gray in his 1893 opinion.Oct 18, 2017

Who said a tomato was a fruit?

“KNOWLEDGE IS KNOWING that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” Those were the legendary words delivered by Brian O'Driscoll ahead of Ireland's Six Nations clash with England in 2009.Apr 16, 2015

Is a tomato legally a fruit?

Botanically, a tomato is a fruit. However, in common parlance it is a vegetable; hence the United States Supreme Court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable for the purposes of the customs regulations.

Did the Supreme Court say a tomato is a fruit?

The court takes judicial notice of the ordinary meaning of all words in our tongue, and dictionaries are admitted not as evidence, but only as aids to the memory and understanding of the court. Tomatoes are "vegetables," and not "fruit," within the meaning of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, c. 121.

WHO declared tomatoes a fruit?

That was the opinion of Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray, released on this day in 1893. “Botanically speaking, tomatoes are the fruit of the vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans and peas,” he wrote. Score one for that irritating person we all know who insists that tomatoes are properly a fruit.May 10, 2017

Who said tomato is a fruit?

“KNOWLEDGE IS KNOWING that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” Those were the legendary words delivered by Brian O'Driscoll ahead of Ireland's Six Nations clash with England in 2009.Apr 16, 2015