pepino definition

  • noun:
    • 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.

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