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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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I sat down in the middle of the garden, where snakes could scarcely approach unseen, and leaned my back against a warm yellow pumpkin.
And then there were apple pies, and peach pies, and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums, and peaches, and pears, and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, all mingled higgledy- pigglely, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst-- Heaven bless the mark
However, an unlucky school-boy aimed a hazel nut directly at my head, which very narrowly missed me; otherwise it came with so much violence, that it would have infallibly knocked out my brains, for it was almost as large as a small pumpkin, but I had the satisfaction to see the young rogue well beaten, and turned out of the room.
The pomegranate swelled till it grew as large as a pumpkin, and raised itself on to the roof of the gallery, from which it fell into the court and was broken into bits.
Monsieur Le Quoi, there, fell away like a pumpkin in drying; nor do I think you have got fairly over it yet, monsieur.
Thus we have made out the skeleton and entire corporosity of the scarecrow, with the exception of its head; and this was admirably supplied by a somewhat withered and shrivelled pumpkin, in which Mother Rigby cut two holes for the eyes and a slit for the mouth, leaving a bluish-colored knob in the middle to pass for a nose.
He lifted off his hat with both hands when he saw me coming, and carrying it so, as if it were an iron vessel (it looked as heavy), preceded me along the sanded passage to his best parlour, a neat carpeted room with more plants in it than were quite convenient, a coloured print of Queen Caroline, several shells, a good many tea-trays, two stuffed and dried fish in glass cases, and either a curious egg or a curious pumpkin (but I don't know which, and I doubt if many people did) hanging from his ceiling.
Crowding the narrow streets in front of them are beggars, who beg forever, yet never collect any thing; and wonderful cripples, distorted out of all semblance of humanity, almost; vagabonds driving laden asses; porters carrying dry-goods boxes as large as cottages on their backs; peddlers of grapes, hot corn, pumpkin seeds, and a hundred other things, yelling like fiends; and sleeping happily, comfortably, serenely, among the hurrying feet, are the famed dogs of Constantinople; drifting noiselessly about are squads of Turkish women, draped from chin to feet in flowing robes, and with snowy veils bound about their heads, that disclose only the eyes and a vague, shadowy notion of their features.
We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.
Then it was my turn, and I went through him as if he had been a rotten pumpkin.
Let but Pumpkin have a figure which would sustain the disadvantages of the shortwaisted swallow-tail, and everybody felt it not only natural but necessary to the perfection of womanhood, that a sweet girl should be at once convinced of his virtue, his exceptional ability, and above all, his perfect sincerity.
That evening Dorothy had many callers, and among them were such important people as Tiktok, a machine man who thought and spoke and moved by clockwork; her old companion the genial Shaggy Man; Jack Pumpkinhead, whose body was brush-wood and whose head was a ripe pumpkin with a face carved upon it; the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, two great beasts from the forest, who served Princess Ozma, and Professor H.