pepino


pepino

pepino [puh-pee-noh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural pe·pi·nos.

  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 of pepino 1895–1900; Spanish: cucumber, ultimately Latin pepō; see pepo, -ine1 Examples from the Web for pepino Historical Examples of pepino

  • Yes, there’s room for Pepino too, and Gaspare and Vincent may sit next to me.

    The Princess of the School

    Angela Brazil

  • When My Lady had called Pepino to throw a bucket of water over the designs and freshen them up, their brilliance was startling.

    The Admiral

    Douglas Sladen

  • What would she have experienced had she known the late Princess Nicoletta, Pepino’s mother?

    Cosmopolis, Complete

    Paul Bourget

  • The Pepino (a cucurbitacea) is grown in great abundance in the fields.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

    J. J. von Tschudi

  • By the natives the pepino is, and not altogether unreasonably, believed to be injurious.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

    J. J. von Tschudi

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