from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seed of the pumpkin.
- n. One of many small centrarchoid fishes of the genus Lepomis or Pomotis, especially the common sunfish of the eastern United States, L. gibbosus: so called from the shape. Also tobacco-box. See cut under sunfish.
- n. A type of yacht-built boat, broad and cat- or sloop-rigged. It is a very wet sailer.
- n. A very flat, wide row-boat, of the shape of a pumpkinseed, used in water that is shallow or encumbered with weeds or grass.
- n. One of the common names of Poronotus triacanthus, a fish found on the Atlantic coast.
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Seguine and Gilbertson treat pumpkin-seed oil like caramel sauce.
Tim Gruber for The Wall Street Journal Shown, pails of pumpkin seeds that will be cleaned, dried and eventually pressed for pumpkin-seed oil.
Reddish-green and nutty-tasting, pumpkin-seed oil is among the fastest growing specialty oils in popularity.
Shown, Mr. Seguine spooned the pumpkin-seed oil on ice cream.
Tim Gruber for The Wall Street Journal Hay River Foods, based on a farm in northwest Wisconsin, is one of a very few U.S. producers of high-quality organic pumpkin-seed oil.
Hull-less pumpkins—cultivated for their seeds rather than their flesh—are the main source of pumpkin-seed oil world-wide because their thin seed coat allows for easy oil extraction.
They sold or gave away some 100 bottles of pumpkin-seed oil after their first test pressing in 2006 and have sold out every season since.
Tim Gruber for The Wall Street Journal Mr. Gilbertson cleaned a batch of pumpkin seeds that will be pressed for pumpkin-seed oil.
Foodies have an alternative to olive oil and butter: pumpkin-seed oil, one of several slick new specialty oils meant for dipping, dabbing or, as the professionals say, "topping off" a dish.
Some bars offer pumpkin-pie shots, pumpkin-seed spitting contests and other Spring Break-style events.