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n. pl. pe·pos
The fruit of any of various related plants, such as the cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and melon, having a hard or leathery rind, fleshy pulp, and numerous flattened seeds.

[Latin pepō, a kind of melon, from Greek pepōn, ripe; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -pos
(Plants) the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous plants, such as the melon, squash, cucumber, and pumpkin, having a firm rind, fleshy watery pulp, and numerous seeds
[C19: from Latin: pumpkin, from Greek pepōn edible gourd, from peptein to ripen]
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(ˈpi poʊ)

n., pl. -pos.
the characteristic fruit of plants of the gourd family, having a fleshy, many-seeded interior and a hard or firm rind, as the gourd, melon, and cucumber.
[1700–10; < Latin pepō large melon, pumpkin < Greek pépōn, short for pépōn (síkyos) ripe (gourd)]
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