pump·​kin·​seed | \ ˈpəm(p)-kən-ˌsēd How to pronounce pumpkinseed (audio) \

Definition of pumpkinseed

: a brightly colored freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) with a reddish spot on the operculum

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Ulli’s Oil Mill organic oils, each 3.4 ounces, camelina, $18; raps (rapeseed), $15; hemp, $20; chile oil, $20; Austrian pumpkinseed, $20, ullisoilmill.com. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Oil for That Final Finish," 9 July 2018 Anglers caught 10 non-natives: Yellow perch; black and white crappie; largemouth and smallmouth bass; pumpkinseed; bluegill; bullhead and channel catfish, and walleye. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Sewage spill may threaten some sturgeon fishing Thursday," 25 Oct. 2017 He’s after bluegills, bass, pumpkinseeds and walleyes. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area is an angler’s and camper’s delight," 6 Oct. 2017 The crisp lentil and rice crepe, thin as newsprint but far more delicious, was stuffed with a pumpkinseed chutney and sautéed greens. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Dosa Lesson From a Professional," 6 Oct. 2017 Round out the day with a visit to one of the many pumpkinseed oil mills or head to a restaurant back in Graz and enjoy local wines with dinner. Smithsonian, "* * *," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of pumpkinseed

1814, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of pumpkin seed

: pepo

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