plural -s
: a shrubby perennial herb (Solanum quitoense) cultivated in the uplands of northern South America for its tomentose edible bright orange fruits that resemble tomatoes or small oranges
: the richly flavored acid fruit of the naranjilla
also : a beverage made from this fruit

Word History


Spanish, diminutive of naranja orange, from Arabic nāranj

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“Naranjilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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