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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cucurbitaceae — the gourds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Cucurbitaceae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Cucurbitaceæ.
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- n. type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
"Summer squash" is what we call the Cucurbita pepo varieties we eat while they are young and tender.
Libby's says demand has been growing for the nutritious "Cucurbita," or pumpkin family squash.
= Cucurbita pepo = pumpkin (used for Halloween pumpkins)
All varieties of pumpkin, whatever their size and shape, belong to the Cucurbita genus.
The seeds of coyote gourds (Cucurbita spp.) may be dispersed in this manner.
= Cucurbita pepo = pumpkin used for Halloween pumpkins
Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin seeds come from the fruits of the New World native Cucurbita pepo, are notable for being deep green with chlorophyll, and for containing no starch, as much as 50% oil, and 35% protein.
Fruits of Cucurbita maxima, the Hubbard and other winter squashes, can reach 300 lb/135 kg, and are the largest fruits of any plant.
One of the simplest treatments to help maintain prostate health is to eat a few tablespoons of pumpkin seeds Cucurbita pepo each day.
These should not be confused with those of the pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.) which are widely cooked as a vegetable.