pepo

noun
pe·po | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)pō \
plural pepos

Definition of pepo 

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

First Known Use of pepo

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pepo

Latin, a melon — more at pumpkin

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pepo

noun
pe·po | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)pō \
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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