Definition of naranjilla in English:

naranjilla

(also naranquilla, narhanilla)

noun

  • A subshrub of the northern Andes, Solanum quitoense (family Solanaceae), which is cultivated in Central and South America and elsewhere for its bright orange-yellow fruit, and whose acid-green flesh is used for juice and for preserves.

Origin

1920s. From American Spanish naranjilla (feminine), lit. ‘little orange’ from naranja + -illa.

Pronunciation

naranjilla

/narənˈdʒɪlə//narənˈhiːjə/