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

Examples of pumpkinseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the best public lakes for catching bluegills, crappie, pumpkinseed and other sunfish are sprinkled around the Cleveland Metroparks, and are perfect for picnics and family fishing. cleveland, 9 July 2020 Keep in mind that when, say, a purple plastic worm fails to draw strikes, a pumpkinseed worm isn't likely to turn things around. Mark Hicks, Field & Stream, 15 June 2020 But spotted sunfish, pumpkinseeds, green, and longear sunfish also are widely distributed and caught by countless anglers. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 But spotted sunfish, pumpkinseeds, green, and longear sunfish also are widely distributed and caught by countless anglers. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 11 May 2020 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, 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, 25 Oct. 2017 He’s after bluegills, bass, pumpkinseeds and walleyes. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pumpkinseed

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Pumpkinseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumpkinseed. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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Medical Definition of pumpkin seed

: pepo

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