Pumpkin

Pumpkin seeds in a wooden bowl on a white table

Cucurbita maxima

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • punkin (US, term of endearment)

Etymology

From Middle French pompon, from Latin pepō, from Ancient Greek πέπων (pépōn, large melon), from πέπων (pépōn, ripe), from πέπτω (péptō, ripen). Suffixed with the now obsolete -kin. Doublet of pepo. Or from Wôpanâak pôhpukun (grows forth

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