Definition of Quito orange in English:

Quito orange

noun

  • The fruit of the naranjilla, Solanum quitoense.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From Quito, the name of the capital city of Ecuador, where the fruit is commonly found + orange, after Spanish naranjita de Quito, lit. ‘little orange of Quito’.

Pronunciation

Quito orange

/ˌkiːtəʊ ˈɒrɪn(d)ʒ/