from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse trailing vine (Cucurbita pepo) widely cultivated for its fruit.
- n. The large pulpy round fruit of this plant, having a thick, orange-yellow rind and numerous seeds.
- n. Any of several other vines of the genus Cucurbita, especially C. maxima or C. moschata, bearing large pumpkinlike squashes.
- n. A moderate to strong orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A domesticated plant, Cucurbita pepo, similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.
- n. The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.
- n. The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant.
- n. Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.
- n. A term of endearment for someone small and cute.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of a variety of Cucurbita Pepo; also, the plant which produces it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
- n. a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
I use the term pumpkin loosely, as the preferred squash in the Middle East is the similar large turban squash.
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I managed to find a butternut squash at a supermarket here – any kind of pumpkin is super-rare, so I jumped on it as soon as I saw it!
The other category, used for ornamental purposes, are mostly variations of the Connecticut Field pumpkin, the mid-sized, perfectly round, bright orange type that we see in pumpkin patches.
Well, the Dunphy and Pritchett families will come together for a little competition they call "pumpkin chunkin'."
But other than that … I would have to say I am very interested in pumpkin cheesecake with candied ginger.
J Oct 20 pumpkin cheesecake or anything pumpkin is the best
The soft-plastic lure color known as green pumpkin is a good example.