Pumpkins are usually orange.
- a large, round, orange-yellow, edible fruit with many seeds
- the vine (Cucurbita pepo) of the gourd family on which it grows
- Brit. any of several varieties of squash (Cucurbita moschata and C. maxima)
Origin of pumpkinaltered (infl. by -kin) from pumpion from Middle French pompon from Classical Latin pepo from Classical Greek pep?n, literally , cooked by the sun, ripe (hence a gourd not eaten until ripe), akin to peptein: see pepsin
- a. A round, often large squash with coarse, strongly flavored yellow to orange flesh, numerous seeds, and a moderately hard, usually orange rind.b. Any of several plants producing these fruits, especially varieties of the species Cucurbita pepo, and also varieties of C. maxima and C. moschata.
- A moderate to strong orange.
Origin of pumpkinAlteration (influenced by -kin ) of obsolete pumpion from obsolete French pompon, popon from Old French pepon from Late Latin pepōn from Latin watermelon or gourd from Greek ripe, large melon ; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
- A domesticated plant, in species Cucurbita pepo, similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.
- The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.
- The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant.
- (Australia) Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.
- (US) A term of endearment for someone small and cute.