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3 definitions found
 for Cucurbita pepo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pumpkin \Pump"kin\, n. [For older pompion, pompon, OF. pompon,
     L. pepo, peponis, Gr. ?, properly, cooked by the sun, ripe,
     mellow; -- so called because not eaten till ripe. Cf. Cook,
     n.] (Bot.)
     A well-known trailing plant ({Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit,
     -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Pumpkin seed.
     (a) The flattish oval seed of the pumpkin.
     (b) (Zool.) The common pondfish.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  crookneck \crook"neck`\, n.
     Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their
     tapering, recurved necks. The summer crookneck is
     botanically a variety of the pumpkin ({Cucurbita pepo) and
     matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in color, with
     warty excrescences. The winter crookneck belongs to a
     distinct species ({Cucurbita moschata) and is smooth and
     often striped. [U. S.]
  
     Syn: crookneck squash.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cucurbita pepo
      n 1: 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 [syn: pumpkin, pumpkin vine,
           autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo]

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