pepino

noun
pe·​pi·​no | \ pə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce pepino (audio) \
plural pepinos

Definition of pepino

: 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

First Known Use of pepino

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pepino

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

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“Pepino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepino. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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