pepo

pepo

[pee-poh]
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:
1700–10; < Latin pepō large melon, pumpkin < Greek pépōn, short for pépōn (síkyos) ripe (gourd)

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pepo (ˈpiːpəʊ)
 
n , 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
 
[C19: from Latin: pumpkin, from Greek pepōn edible gourd, from peptein to ripen]

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