Definition of pumpkin
1a : a fruit of any of various cultivars of herbaceous plants (Cucurbita pepo, C. maxima, C. moschata, and C. mixta synonym C. argyrosperma) of the gourd family that is typically round and orange but may be another color or shape, that has a hard usually smooth skin with shallow longitudinal grooves, and that is grown for ornamental use or for its fibrous pale flesh used especially in baking or as feed for livestockb : any of several annual chiefly trailing American plants that bear pumpkins
2 : a strong orange color
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Here's what else your pumpkins need to thrive: Give them room.
Area markets pick up steam over the summer and early fall as fresh produce, cheeses, flowers and eventually pumpkins reach maturity at area farms, said John Davidson, of Twin Garden Farms.
The NASA balloons, which swell into a peculiar pumpkin shape more than 100 meters across in the upper atmosphere, are designed to stay at a constant altitude by resisting day-night temperature swings that inflate and deflate the balloon.
During his career, Dave's toured and seen the world, made records with the same studio pros who made huge albums with Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam, etc.
Customers rave about the camaron tacos, which include sauteed shrimp, pumpkin seed, mole verde, chicharron and micro greens.
Chopped, shelled pistachios or pepita (pumpkin) seeds bring healthy fats, fiber, and good crunch to this simple salad.
Add pumpkin, egg replacement and vanilla and mix until batter is well combined.
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PUMPKIN Defined for Kids
Definition of pumpkin for Students
: a usually large round orange fruit of a vine related to the squash and cucumber that is used for food or decoration
Medical Definition of pumpkin
: the usually round orange fruit of a vine (Cucurbita pepo) of the gourd family that is widely cultivated as food and is the source of pepo
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