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Any fleshy watery fruit of the melon or cucumber type, with numerous seeds and a firm rind.
- ‘Botanists call the fruits ‘pepos’ and count them, weird though this seems, as ‘berries’.’
- ‘Investigators agree that Cucurbita pepo fruits would have been used primarily as containers, or perhaps as rattles, rather than food.’
- ‘‘Our research has shown that members of the Cucurbita pepo species, including pumpkins, are particularly effective in this regard,’ he says.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally pumpkin, from Greek pepōn (from pepōn sikuos ripe gourd).
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