[ puh-pee-noh ]

noun,plural pe·pi·nos.
  1. a rounded, cone-shaped hill in a karstic area.

  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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