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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Sure it adds fat, but no one ever accused a pumpkin pie of being diet food.
▪ Eventually, we patched things up with some pumpkin pie.
▪ As for the usual pumpkin pie spices, she uses them sparingly.
▪ This bastion of meat and potatoes and pumpkin pie is under assault.
▪ What about these two pumpkin pies?
▪ Vivid memories of her childhood holidays go on and on about birthday cakes, pumpkin pies, fruitcakes, and homemade candy.
▪ What's wrong, pumpkin?
▪ A pumpkin was worth four beans and a slave was worth up to 100.
▪ A half-cup serving has more beta-carotene than fresh-cooked pumpkin.
▪ As for the usual pumpkin pie spices, she uses them sparingly.
▪ Eventually, we patched things up with some pumpkin pie.
▪ It always made her look like a giant pumpkin.
▪ The key, says Cathey, is the balloon's unique pumpkin shape, and its fabric.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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. Pumpkin seed.

  1. The flattish oval seed of the pumpkin.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The common pondfish.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, alteration of pompone, pumpion "melon, pumpkin" (1540s), from Middle French pompon, from Latin peponem (nominative pepo) "melon," from Greek pepon "melon," probably originally "cooked (by the sun)," hence "ripe;" from peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Pumpkin-pie is recorded from 1650s. Pumpkin-head, American English colloquial for "person with hair cut short all around" is recorded from 1781. Vulgar American English alternative spelling punkin attested by 1806.\n\nAmerica's a dandy place:\n
The people are all brothers:\n
And when one's got a punkin pye,\n
He shares it with the others.\n


[from "A Song for the Fourth of July, 1806," in "The Port Folio," Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1806]


n. 1 A domesticated plant, in species ''Cucurbita pepo'', similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon. 2 The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant. 3 The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant. 4 (context Australia English) Any of a number of cultivars from the genus ''Cucurbita''; ''known in the US as winter squash''. 5 (context US English) (non-gloss definition: A term of endearment for someone small and cute.)

  1. n. a coarse vine widely cultivated for its non-keeping large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes [syn: pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo]

  2. usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

Pumpkin (film)

Pumpkin is a 2002 romantic dark comedy film starring Christina Ricci. It is a story of forbidden love between a developmentally-handicapped young man and a sorority girl. The film was directed by Anthony Abrams and Adam Larson Broder and written by Broder.

Pumpkin (disambiguation)

Pumpkin is a large orange fruit of the genus Cucurbita.

Pumpkin may also refer to:

  • Pumpkin (color)
  • Pumpkin (film)
  • Pumpkin (musician)
  • Pumpkin, a Buckethead's album.
  • Pumpkin case, a 2007 criminal investigation
  • Pumpkin suit, popular name for the orange colored space suits used by space shuttle crews.
  • Pumpkin, an Anything Muppet pattern used on Sesame Street which is an orange rod puppet with a long, oval-shaped head
  • The Great Pumpkin, an unseen character from the comic strip Peanuts
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the third prime time animated television special from 1966
  • The Great Pumpkin (film), 'Il grande cocomero' an Italian film (1993)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, an alternative rock band
  • The Splashing Pumpkins, an alternative name for Huey, Dewey, and Louie's house band on '' Disney's House of Mouse
  • Big Pumpkin, a 1992 children's book by Erica Silverman
  • Pumpkin bomb, a weapon used in the Second World War
Pumpkin (musician)

Errol Eduardo Bedward, better known by his stage name Pumpkin was a musician, percussionist and band leader. He was renowned for being the one behind many old school hip hop tracks for the Profile, Enjoy, and Tuff City record companies.

He worked with several important early hip hop acts from 1979 to 1984, such as Spoonie Gee, Treacherous Three, Funky Four, Grandmaster Caz, The Fearless Four, and Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, as well as a host of more obscure names. His 1983 single "King of the Beat" was followed by one of his last productions, Pumpkin and the Profile All-Stars' "Here Comes the Beat" (Profile, 1984).

A collection of his work for Tuff City was released under his stage name in 1995 as The Tuff City Sessions on the retrospective label Old School Flava.


A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. Some exceptionally large cultivars of squash with similar appearance have also been derived from Cucurbita maxima. Specific cultivars of winter squash derived from other species, including C. argyrosperma, and C. moschata, are also sometimes called "pumpkin". In New Zealand and Australian English, the term pumpkin generally refers to the broader category called winter squash elsewhere.

Native to North America, pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in Canada and the United States, although commercially canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie fillings are usually made from different kinds of winter squash than the pumpkins frequently carved as jack-o'-lanterns for decoration around Halloween.

Pumpkin (album)


Pumpkin is the sixty-third studio album by guitarist Buckethead, and the thirty-third installment of the Buckethead Pikes Series. The album was part of a series of thirty pike albums that were released in close succession from one another during 2013.

The album was announced on October 29. Unlike any of the other albums from the series, this one is the first album in the series to have been released for free. A limited edition version consisting of 300 copies of an untitled white album signed by Buckethead himself was announced on November 2 to be released on November 15. Unlike any of the limited edition albums, Pumpkin was signed with green ink instead of the traditional black ink used in the previous limited editions.

On November 15, the digital version of the album stopped being available for free. A standard edition was announced but has not yet been released.

On November 27, Pikes was released as a continuation of this album as seen by the numeration on the tracks and album cover and title.

Usage examples of "pumpkin".

Careful not to step on the pumpkin vine, Amelle walked into the middle of the garden where the cabbage plants grew.

For pumpkins, squashes, cymblins and cucumbers, when it is not particularly desirable to have them early, nothing more is necessary than to prepare the hills with guano.

She entered the room again bearing a tray covered with a snowy napkin on which were quaint blue plates of delicious bread and butter, pumpkin pie, golden browned as only Dyce could bake it, and a cup of fragrant coffee.

By dinnertime, they were all extremely comfortable with each other, and as the tender finally took them back to Coup de Foudre, Diana said she felt like Cinderella as she watched the footmen turn back into mice, and the coach into a pumpkin.

There was the kangaroo-tail soup, a boiled leg of fresh pork, with peas--pudding, two pairs of very young and tender pigeons, maccaroni, and cheese, and a pumpkin tart.

Standing in the middle of the open area, I puzzled over where to put the table with pumpkins, punch bowl, and party munchies for Halloween.

Pray what would Thanksgiving amount to, they inquired, with no pumpkin pies, no baked beans, no molasses cake, no proper sweetening for the rum so freely used in those days?

The odour of the pumpkin pies naturally interested her, and she proceeded to lick up the delicious creamy filling of one after another with great zest.

Hands move daintily from the crystal sugar bowl to the earthenware cups filled to the brim with milk, from peach jam to buttered rolls, from foaming coffee to sweet fritters filled with ricotta and candied pumpkin.

Roger Xermin boosted himself toward the pumpkin with the practiced ease of a roid miner on a perfect trajectory.

As he had come home from the futile public meeting, galloping through the streets and out upon the Seigneury road in the dusk, his horse had shied upon a bridge, where mischievous lads waylaid travellers with ghostly heads made of lighted candles in hollowed pumpkins, and horse and man had been plunged into the stream beneath.

The season for colorful autumn leaves, pumpkins, and trick or treaters came and went without her participation.

The vrow met them, with a snow-white collar and cuffs of Hamburgh linen, and the brats had pasty faces round as pumpkins, but shone with soap.

Devon farmers in corduroy breeches, red vests that dropped half down their fat thighs, and little tight brimless yellow caps like the scooped-out half of a pumpkin.

Bienville, the brother, also deserves remembrance both in France and America--dismissed once but exonerated, returning later to succeed the pessimistic Cadillac and to lay the foundations of New Orleans on the only dry spot he had found on his first journey up the river, there to plant the seed of the fruits and melons and pumpkins of the garden on Dauphin Island, that were to bring forth millionfold, though they have not yet entirely crowded out the cypress and the palmetto, and the fleur-de-lis that still grows wild and flowers brilliantly at certain seasons.