What does pumpkin mean?

Definitions for pumpkin
ˈpʌmp kɪn or, commonly, ˈpʌŋ kɪnpump·kin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pumpkin, pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita peponoun

    a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

  2. pumpkinnoun

    usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

Wiktionary

  1. pumpkinnoun

    A domesticated plant, Cucurbita pepo similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.

  2. pumpkinnoun

    The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.

  3. pumpkinnoun

    Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.

  4. pumpkinnoun

    A term of endearment for someone small and cute.

  5. Etymology: From pompon, from pepo, from πέπων, from πέπων, from πέπτω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pumpkinnoun

    a well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion

  2. Etymology: [For older pompion, pompon, OF. pompon, L. pepo, peponis, Gr. , properly, cooked by the sun, ripe, mellow; -- so called because not eaten till ripe. Cf. Cook, n.]

Freebase

  1. Pumpkin

    A pumpkin is a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae. It commonly refers to cultivars of any one of the species Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita mixta, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata, and is native to North America. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from the stem to the bottom, containing the seeds and pulp. Pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use, and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the United States, and pumpkins are frequently carved as decorations around Halloween. A pumpkin that has a little face carved in it and hollowed out and decorated with candles inside is known as a jack o'lantern; these are often used at Halloween, for example, to decorate windows. In Australian English, the name 'pumpkin' generally refers to the broader category called winter squash in North America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pumpkin

    pump′kin, n. a plant of the gourd family and its fruit.—Also Pump′ion. [A corr. of O. Fr. pompon—L. pepō—Gr. pepōn, ripe.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pumpkin

    Cucurbita pepo, a useful vegetable for sea use.

Editors Contribution

  1. pumpkin

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    Pumpkin is eaten and used worldwide for various purposes which include soup, pie, pumpkin oil, livestock feed etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 7, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pumpkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pumpkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pumpkin in a Sentence

  1. Marie-France Kern:

    For cooking always choose a “pie pumpkin” or “sugar pumpkin.” They have much better flavor than those giant pumpkins you turn into a jack-o-lantern.

  2. Mackenzie Burgess:

    Vitamin C aids neutrophils, a type of immune cell, in carrying out various immune functions such as getting rid of harmful bacteria, with flu season just around the corner, consuming more pumpkin may be a great way to support your immune system.

  3. Gigi Hadid:

    I always make pies for Thanksgiving. I'm the pie girl, i love rhubarb pie, I love apple pie and pumpkin pie and blackberry pie — but sometimes that mixes with the rhubarb into one [pie].

  4. Michelle Carlbert:

    My plans are to start exploring what my new hometown of Kansas City has to offer in the way of Halloween celebrations. I'm going to try and visit a pumpkin patch and probably some scare parks, as for Halloween night, I may go out to see what the local neighborhoods are up to as I'm currently in an apartment and likely won't get any trick-or-treaters. Once I have a house again, I'll go back to decorating it and passing out candy on Halloween night, which I love to do.

  5. Kimberly Baker:

    There is about 250 mg of potassium per half-cup serving of cooked pumpkin, potassium helps to contract muscles, regulates fluid and mineral balance within the cells of the body, and helps to maintain normal blood pressure.

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