pepita

noun

pe·​pi·​ta pe-ˈpē-tä How to pronounce pepita (audio)
: the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash often dried or toasted

Examples of pepita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pride Brunch Burger blends lemon chile aioli, green onion, bacon, tater tots, queso blanco, medium egg and candied pepitas on a rainbow waffle tortilla. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 May 2024 Also check out the pretty cheesecake decoration of sugared pepitas, which provides a great crunch to this irresistible pumpkin dessert. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2024 Sprinkle with pepitas, chives, basil and cheese shavings. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Stir in pistachios, almonds, cranberries, sunflower kernels, pepitas, flax seeds, and chia seeds. Shauna Sever, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2024 Pickled cranberries, candied pepitas and blue cheese nestle into a decadent smear of butternut squash lined with streaks of hot honey. The Indianapolis Star, 19 Feb. 2024 The garlic flavor is yummy, with salty popcorn, pretzels, and pepitas over a base of plain cereal. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Feb. 2024 Stir the pepita mixture, drizzling in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 Commonly called pepitas, shelled pumpkin seeds are popular in Mexico, both as an ingredient in cooking and as a snack. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pepita was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Pepita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepita. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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