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pepino

[ puh-pee-noh ]
/ pəˈpi noʊ /
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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.
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Origin of pepino

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