Meaning of pepino in English:


Pronunciation /pɛˈpiːnəʊ/

nounplural noun pepinos

  • A spiny plant of the nightshade family, with edible purple-streaked yellow fruit, native to the Andes.

    Solanum muricatum, family Solanaceae

    ‘To assemble the pepino melon, arrange the pepino rinds on a sheet pan.’
    • ‘Pepinos are high in potassium and are full of vitamin A, B and C.’
    • ‘Popular in New Zealand, the pepino is becoming common in some United States markets.’


Mid 19th century from Spanish, literally ‘cucumber’ (because of the elongated shape of the fruit).