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n. pl. pe·pi·nos
1. A spiny Andean shrub (Solanum muricatum) in the nightshade family, having violet or blue flowers and edible purple-streaked fruit with fragrant yellow flesh.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, cucumber, from Latin pepō, melon; see pepo.]
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n, pl -nos
1. (Plants) a yellow fruit with purple stripes, produced by the South and Central American evergreen plant Solanum muricatum
2. (Plants) the South and Central American evergreen plant Solanum muricatum, characterized by its blue flowers and purple-yellow fruit
3. (Physical Geography) geography an isolated, steep-sided, conical limestone hill in a karstic region, esp in Puerto Rico
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Incidencia de insectos y acarosplagas en pepinodulce (Solanum muricatum Ait.) cultivado en la IV Region, Chile.
Plazas et al., "Phenolic profile and biological activities of the pepino (Solanum muricatum) fruit and itswild relative S.
Phytophthora infestans: Three new hosts and a specialized form causing a foliar blight of Solanum muricatum in Peru.
Effect of surface coating and film packaging on the keeping quality of solanaceous crops (Solanum muricatum Ait., Solanum quitoense Lam.).
(1980); Rumex acetosella: Velarde (1973); Senecio vulgaris: Guerra Turin (1975); Solanum andigenum: Valencia & Cardenas (1973); Solanum muricatum: Leon Vicente (1992); Solanum topiro: Gil Bacilio & Guevara Hilario (1994); Solanum tuberosum: Essig (1953); Sorghum halepense: Smith (1971); Theobroma cacao: Smith (1971); "Algodon": Smith (1971); "Algodonero": Wille (1952); "Araceae": Ortiz (1980); "Citricos": Wille (1952); "Chilco": Smith (1971); "Cocona": Smith (1971); "Cucurbitaceas": Wille (1952); "Gerbera": Smith (1971); "Hierba Mora": Ortiz (1980); "Mango": Ortiz (1980); "Pallae": Smith (1971); "Pepinillo": Ortiz (1980); "Tabaco": Ortiz (1980); "Verdolaga": Ortiz (1980).