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.

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

  2. pumpkinnoun

    The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.

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

  3. pumpkinnoun

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

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

  4. pumpkinnoun

    A term of endearment for someone small and cute.

    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

    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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  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. Jim Davis:

    Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

  2. Marc Evan:

    During the busy season( late September through November), Marc Evan estimates their shop goes through about 500 pumpkins -- Most come from Sycamore farms in New York -- with the biggest they’ve carved tipping the scales at 1,800 pounds. With all that pumpkin, they try to make good use out of what gets scooped out. I love pumpkin in my food, we ca n’t save all the pumpkin we use but we love roasting the seeds or [ eating ] fresh baked pumpkin bread.

  3. Mitchell Burgess:

    The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

  4. Jim White:

    Pumpkin has 3 grams of fiber and only 50 calories per 1 cup, a high fiber diet is essential to a healthy diet and often helps us feel full longer by slowing digestion.

  5. Veronica LaFemina:

    The Teal Pumpkin Project is an easy way to make a big impact in your community. Food allergies can be life-threatening, and they affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. We are thrilled to see so many people embracing the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way to ensure kids with food allergies can enjoy a safe, fun Halloween experience just like their friends.

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