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Biologically yes, in a culinary sense, not particularly [...]
This is a distinction that eludes many people. Take the classic question, "is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?" Many people answer "fruit" because biologically, a tomato is indeed a fruit, but they never stop to think, "what does biology define as a vegetable?" The answer is: plant, and tomatoes are indeed part of the vegetable kingdom. So both answers would be correct in biological terms, and saying, "it's a fruit, not a vegetable" (as many people do) is simply wrong. (And merely saying "it's a fruit" is at best incomplete and highly misleading.)
Beyond that though, pretty much all fruits are members of the vegetable kingdom. The exceptions are primarily fungi, and if the question were about biology, then it would be easier just to ask, "is a tomato a vegetable or a fungus?" So, if it's a sincere question, then it almost certainly about culinary classification. And culinarily, a tomato is indeed a vegetable, not a fruit. In fact, culinarily, many fungi are classified as vegetables. And rhubarb is often classified as a fruit, despite not meeting the biological definition.
Bottom line: if you think "is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?" is a sincere question, you should respond "vegetable." If you think it's a trick question, you should answer "both." Under no conceivable set of circumstances is "fruit" a correct answer.