naranjilla

noun na·ran·ji·lla \ˌnärənˈhēlyə\

Definition of naranjilla

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of naranjilla

Spanish, diminutive of naranja orange, from Arabic nāranj — more at orange


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