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noun pe·pi·no \pə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of pepino

plural

pepinos

  1. :  a bushy perennial plant (Solanum muricatum) of the nightshade family that is native to temperate uplands of South America and has an edible usually purple-marked yellow fruit; also :  the fruit



Origin and Etymology of pepino

American Spanish, from Spanish, cucumber, from Old Spanish pepón melon, from Latin pepon-, pepo


First Known Use: 1890

Rhymes with pepino


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