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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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Alone, I should never have found the garden--except, perhaps, for the big yellow pumpkins that lay about unprotected by their withering vines--and I felt very little interest in it when I got there.
After such a revelation, let him smile with what sultriness he would, he could much sooner turn grapes purple, or pumpkins yellow, than melt the iron-branded impression out of the beholder's memory.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Life was rather dull and dreary, however, and in the chill and gloom of November weather, with the vision of other people's turkeys bursting with fat, and other people's golden pumpkins and squashes and corn being garnered into barns, the young Simpsons groped about for some inexpensive form of excitement, and settled upon the selling of soap for a premium.
To the woman is consigned the labors of the household and the field; she arranges the lodge; brings wood for the fire; cooks; jerks venison and buffalo meat; dresses the skins of the animals killed in the chase; cultivates the little patch of maize, pumpkins, and pulse, which furnishes a great part of their provisions.
The fish bit at the newly baited hooks from which their brethren had just been taken, and Tom Platt and Long Jack moved methodically up and down the length of the trawl, the boat's nose surging under the wet line of hooks, stripping the sea-cucumbers that they called pumpkins, slatting off the fresh-caught cod against the gunwale, rebaiting, and loading Manuel's dory till dusk.
We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.
There are enclosed a few houses and slave-huts, with little courtyards and small gardens, carefully cultivated with onions, potatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, and mushrooms, of perfect flavor, growing most luxuriantly.
Starting thirty years ago with ownership here and there in a few quilts and pumpkins and chickens (gathered from miscellaneous sources), remember the path that has led from these to the inventions and production of agricultural implements, buggies, steam-engines, newspapers, books, statuary, carving, paintings, the management of drug-stores and banks, has not been trodden without contact with thorns and thistles.
About noon the travelers reached a large field of pumpkins--a vegetable quite appropriate to the yellow country of the Winkies--and some of the pumpkins which grew there were of remarkable size.
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
I saw that I could easily raise my bushel or two of rye and Indian corn, for the former will grow on the poorest land, and the latter does not require the best, and grind them in a hand-mill, and so do without rice and pork; and if I must have some concentrated sweet, I found by experiment that I could make a very good molasses either of pumpkins or beets, and I knew that I needed only to set out a few maples to obtain it more easily still, and while these were growing I could use various substitutes beside those which I have named.