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Fruit mum used in toto (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'fruit' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'mum used in toto' is the subsidiary indication.

'mum' becomes 'ma' ('ma' can be a synonym of 'mum').

'used in' indicates putting letters inside.

'ma' put into 'toto' is 'tomato'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for tomato that I've seen before include "It's also known as a love apple", "Is it a fruit or vegetable?", "Love apple (archaic)", "Pulpy fruit eaten as vegetable", "A motto turned out to be fruit or veg", "A glossy red fruit eaten as a vegetable", ""Plum" or "beef" fruit?", "Fruit eaten as a vegetable", "In France, it's a love apple" and "Salad plant".)


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