pe·​pi·​ta | \ pe-ˈpē-tä How to pronounce pepita (audio) \

Definition of pepita

: the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash often dried or toasted

Examples of pepita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle the finished product with a garlicky pepita topping for craveable crunch. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 31 Aug. 2022 The iceberg lettuce in this chutney acts as a thickener and homogenizing agent that, similar to the pepita seeds in this Parsley Burnt Lemon Chutney recipe, brings creaminess and also tempers the heat and spice of the peppers and garlic. Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2021 And Feller enjoys peanuts with tamari almonds, pepita seeds, cashews, edamame, and raisins. Jenny Mccoy, Glamour, 18 Feb. 2021 Sesame seeds, pepitas, peanuts, toasted chiles, and oils like hazelnut and almond are livening up everything from tacos to crudité. Sunset Magazine, 16 Apr. 2020 Tangy romesco sauce and roasted pepitas energized roasted cauliflower. Mike Sutter,, 5 Mar. 2020 Third: Chocolate pumpkin cake with cinnamon-chili ganache, candied pepitas, berries. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2020 First: Soup or frisee salad with Great Lakes growers greens, feta cheese, golden raisins, toasted pepitas, cider vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, 8 Jan. 2020 Big Jones: The family-style meal offers a Cajun spin on Thanksgiving dishes including deep-fried turkey with cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, charred Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes with pepitas and dark chocolate pecan bourbon balls. Samantha Nelson,, 8 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of pepita

1942, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2022

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“Pepita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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