noun \ˈpē-(ˌ)pō\
plural pepos

Definition of PEPO

:  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


noun \ˈpē-(ˌ)pō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pepos

Medical Definition of PEPO

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


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