pumpkin, pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo(noun)
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
usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
A domesticated plant, Cucurbita pepo similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.
The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.
Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.
A term of endearment for someone small and cute.
Origin: From pompon, from pepo, from πέπων, from πέπων, from πέπτω.
a well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion
Origin: [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.]
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
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.]
A type of cultivar, plant and see created and cultivated in various colors and species that flower and bear fruit.
Pumpkin is eaten and used worldwide for various purposes which include soup, pie, pumpkin oil, livestock feed etc.Submitted by MC Harmonious on August 7, 2016
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The numerical value of pumpkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of pumpkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of pumpkin in a Sentence
Pumpkin is full of antioxidants that are great at fighting free radicals.
The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
I love pie, sweet potato is my favorite, with pumpkin being a close second this time of year.
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.
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- يقطين, دباء, قرعArabic
- qabaq, kudu, balqabaqAzerbaijani
- carbassera, carabassa, carabassera, carbassaCatalan, Valencian
- græskar, græskarplanteDanish
- auyama, ayote, calabaza, zapallo, calabazeraSpanish
- کدو حلواییPersian
- pallokurpitsa, kurpitsaFinnish
- grasker, graskarFaroese
- klabatsWestern Frisian
- puimcean, peapagScottish Gaelic
- cabazo, cabaceira, cabazaGalician
- कुम्हड़ा, कद्दूHindi
- 南瓜, カボチャJapanese
- Kalbass, KürbisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- dynia, dyniowyPolish
- abóbora, jerimum, cor de abóbora, aboboreiraPortuguese
- zitga, zucca, zetga, züchaRomansh
- bostan, dovleacRomanian
- colcorija, crucuriga, curcuvica, tzuca, corcovriga, cocorfica, tzoca, corcuica, cocorvica, curcufica, culcurija, corcoriga, crocorigaSardinian
- bundeva, tikva, бундева, буча, buča, тикваSerbo-Croatian
- mokopuSouthern Sotho
- smulan, pumpa, kurbits, sötnosSwedish
- malenge, maboga, bogaSwahili
- bal kabağı, kabakTurkish
- qovoq, oshqovoqUzbek
- bí ngôVietnamese
- cahoûde, peturonWalloon
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