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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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