Pumpkin Pump"kin, n. [For older pompion, pompon, OF. pompon, L. pepo, peponis, Gr. ?, properly, cooked by the sun, ripe, mellow; -- so called because not eaten till ripe. Cf. {Cook}, n.] (Bot.) A well-known trailing plant ({Cucurbita pepo}) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion. [1913 Webster]

{Pumpkin seed}. (a) The flattish oval seed of the pumpkin. (b) (Zo["o]l.) The common pondfish. [1913 Webster]

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