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Noun: pumpkin  púm(p)-kin
  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
    - pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo
     
  2. Usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
     
  3. A term of endearment for someone small and cute

Derived forms: pumpkins

Type of: squash, squash vine, veg, vegetable, veggie

Part of: Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita

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