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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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Archeologists have dug up ancient pumpkinseeds in Native American cliff dwellings in Colorado and in Peruvian ruins.
The first stretch, not far upstream of the reservoir, yielded more than 300 largemouth bass, pumpkinseeds, tasselated darters, long-nosed dace, white suckers, crayfish, frogs, redfin pickerel, black-nosed dace, yellow bullheads, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Our native fish like pumpkinseeds, minnows and other aquatic life, including our amphibians, which they prey on voraciously.