melon-pear

melon pear

noun
pepino ( def 2 ).
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pepino

[puh-pee-noh]
noun, plural pepinos.
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:
1895–1900; < Spanish: cucumber, ultimately < Latin pepō; see pepo, -ine1

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