naranjilla

noun
na·​ran·​ji·​lla | \ ˌnärənˈhēlyə \
plural -s

Definition of naranjilla

1 : 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
2 : the richly flavored acid fruit of the naranjilla also : a beverage made from this fruit

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History and Etymology for naranjilla

Spanish, diminutive of naranja orange, from Arabic nāranj

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“Naranjilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naranjilla. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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