A spiny Andean shrub (Solanum muricatum) having bright blue blossoms and ovoid, violet-purple fruits with edible, yellow, aromatic, acid flesh.
The fresh fruit of the plant.
In Spain and in nations settled because of the Spanish, the cucumber, Cucumis sativus.
In Peru and Central America, a cultivated plant, Solanum muricatum, which bears fresh fruit resembling a melon or a papaw, utilized extensively in Peru as a vegetable but alternatively insipid and inferior incomparison to a melon in taste.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...