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pump·kin

 (pŭmp′kĭn, pŭm′-, pŭng′-)
n.
1.
a. A round, often large squash with coarse, strongly flavored yellow to orange flesh, numerous seeds, and a moderately hard, usually orange rind.
b. Any of several plants producing these fruits, especially varieties of the species Cucurbita pepo, and also varieties of C. maxima and C. moschata.
2. A moderate to strong orange.

[Alteration (influenced by -kin) of obsolete pumpion, from obsolete French pompon, popon, from Old French pepon, from Late Latin pepōn, from Latin, watermelon or gourd, from Greek, ripe, large melon; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

pumpkin

(ˈpʌmpkɪn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several creeping cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Cucurbita, esp C. pepo of North America and C. maxima of Europe
2. (Cookery)
a. the large round fruit of any of these plants, which has a thick orange rind, pulpy flesh, and numerous seeds
b. (as modifier): pumpkin pie.
3. (often capital) chiefly US a term of endearment
[C17: from earlier pumpion, from Old French pompon, from Latin pepo, from Greek pepōn, from pepōn ripe, from peptein to ripen]

pump•kin

(ˈpʌmp kɪn or, commonly, ˈpʌŋ kɪn)

n.
1. a large, edible, orange-yellow fruit borne by a coarse decumbent vine, Cucurbita pepo, of the gourd family.
2. the similar fruit of any of several related species, as C. maxima or C. moschata.
3. a plant bearing such fruit.
[1640–50; alter. of pumpion, pompon < Middle French, alter. of popon melon, earlier pepon < Latin pepōnem, acc. of pepō < Greek pépōn kind of melon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pumpkin - a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seedspumpkin - 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
pumpkin - usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
pumpkin seed - the edible seed of a pumpkin
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
squash, squash vine - any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
2.pumpkin - usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo, pumpkin, pumpkin vine - 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
Translations
قَرْعقَرْعَه يَقْطينِيَّه
dýnětykev
græskar
kukurbo
kurpitsa
कद्दू
bundeva
tök
grasker
カボチャ
호박
moliūgas
ķirbis
buča
pumpa
ฟักทอง
bí ngô

pumpkin

[ˈpʌmpkɪn] N (= vegetable) → calabaza f, zapallo m (Andes, S. Cone); (= plant) → calabacera f

pumpkin

[ˈpʌmpkɪn]
npotiron m, citrouille f
modif [soup, pie] → au potiron pumpkin seedpumpkin seed ngraine f de citrouillepump prices npl (= petrol prices) → prix mpl à la pompe
a rise in pump prices → une hausse des prix à la pompe

pumpkin

nKürbis m

pumpkin

[ˈpʌmpkɪn] nzucca

pumpkin

(ˈpampkin) noun
a kind of large, round, thick-skinned yellow fruit, eaten as food.

pumpkin

قَرْع dýně græskar Kürbis κολοκύθα calabaza kurpitsa potiron bundeva zucca カボチャ 호박 pompoen gresskar dynia abóbora тыква pumpa ฟักทอง balkabağı bí ngô 南瓜
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