Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pepo

play
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

play
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




Learn More about pepo

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pepo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe reduce disapprove perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ