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Related to Solanum muricatum: Solanum quitoense
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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