[puhmp-kin-seed or, commonly, puhng-kin-]
the seed of the pumpkin.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, of eastern North America.

1775–85; pumpkin + seed

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pumpkinseed (ˈpʌmpkɪnˌsiːd)
1.  the seed of the pumpkin
2.  a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, with brightly coloured markings: family Centrarchidae

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popular food and sport fish and a species of sunfish (q.v.).

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Example sentences
Salads have grilled cactus leaves, a quesadilla is stuffed with zucchini
  blossoms, and pork comes in a pumpkinseed sauce.
Shown here are a crayfish and a pumpkinseed, a freshwater fish found in local
  lakes and lagoon.
In both cases, yellow perch was the dominant species, followed by pumpkinseed
  and brown bullhead.
Pumpkinseed sunfish are also plentiful, but also tend to be smaller, averaging
  under five inches in length.
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