pepino

[ puh-pee-noh ]
/ pəˈpi noʊ /

noun, plural pe·pi·nos.

a rounded, cone-shaped hill in a karstic area.
Also called melon pear, melon shrub. a Peruvian plant, Solanum muricatum, of the nightshade family, having spiny foliage, bright blue flowers, and edible purple, egg-shaped fruit.

Origin of pepino

1895–1900; < Spanish: cucumber, ultimately < Latin pepō; see pepo, -ine1
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