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pumpkinseed

[puhmp-kin-seed or, commonly, puhng-kin-] /ˈpʌmp kɪnˌsid or, commonly, ˈpʌŋ kɪn-/
noun
1.
the seed of the pumpkin.
2.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, of eastern North America.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; pumpkin + seed
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Examples from the web for pumpkinseed
  • 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.
  • Likewise, pumpkinseed sunfish are plentiful, but are almost always less than six inches long.
  • The lake also contains good populations of pumpkinseed and bluegill sunfish, yellow perch, white perch and chain pickerel.
British Dictionary definitions for pumpkinseed

pumpkinseed

/ˈpʌmpkɪnˌsiːd/
noun
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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Encyclopedia Article for pumpkinseed

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

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