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).
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