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 (pŭmp′kĭn-sēd′, pŭm′-, pŭng′-)
1. The seed of a pumpkin.
2. A North American sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) having a rounded, mostly orange body with a bright red spot on each gill cover.


1. (Cookery) the seed of the pumpkin
2. (Animals) a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, with brightly coloured markings: family Centrarchidae


(ˈpʌmp kɪnˌsid or, commonly, ˈpʌŋ kɪn-)

1. a seed of a pumpkin.
2. a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, of E North America.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pumpkinseed - small brilliantly colored North American sunfishpumpkinseed - small brilliantly colored North American sunfish
centrarchid, sunfish - small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed


[ˈpʌmpkɪnˌsiːd] nseme m di zucca
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anceps are also prey for diverse vertebrate and invertebrate organisms including crayfish (Orconectes juvenilis; Dickey and McCarthy, 2007) and pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus; Justice and Bernot, 2014).
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Other creatures in the park include a number of fish, such as bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, goldfish, and brown bullhead catfish.
Five breeds of mosquito-eating fish are bred at Hackettstown for mosquito control; the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), the freshwater killifish (Fundulus diaphanus), the pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), the bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) and the Gambusia affinis, also known as the mosquitofish, for biological control.
Variation in resource abundance affects diet and feeding morphology in the pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomisgibbosus).