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[pee-poh] /ˈpi poʊ/
noun, plural pepos.
the characteristic fruit of plants of the gourd family, having a fleshy, many-seeded interior and a hard or firm rind, as the gourd, melon, and cucumber.
Origin of pepo
1700-10; < Latin pepō large melon, pumpkin < Greek pépōn, short for pépōn (síkyos) ripe (gourd) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -pos
the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous plants, such as the melon, squash, cucumber, and pumpkin, having a firm rind, fleshy watery pulp, and numerous seeds
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: pumpkin, from Greek pepōn edible gourd, from peptein to ripen
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