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pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-/
noun
1.
the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash, used in cooking and often dried or toasted and eaten as a snack food.
Origin
< American Spanish, Spanish: seed, pip, probably derivative of the same Romance base *pep- as Old French pepin pippin

Pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-; Spanish pɛˈpi tɑ/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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