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pepo

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noun pe·po \ˈpē-(ˌ)pō\

Definition of pepo

plural pepos

  1. :  an indehiscent fleshy one-celled many-seeded berry (as a pumpkin, squash, melon, or cucumber) that has a hard rind and is the characteristic fruit of the gourd family



Origin of pepo

Latin, a melon — more at pumpkin


First Known Use: circa 1849


Medical Dictionary

pepo

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noun pe·po \ˈpē-(ˌ)pō\

Medical Definition of pepo

plural pepos

  1. :  the dried ripe seeds of the pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) used as an anthelmintic and taeniafuge—called also pumpkin seed




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pepo" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pepo"


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