Latin pepōa kind of melonfrom Greek pepōnripepekw- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From LatinpepÅ, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÎÏ€Ï‰Î½ (pepÅn, “large melon"), from Ï€ÎÏ€Ï‰Î½ (pepÅn, “ripe"), from Ï€ÎÏ€Ï„Ï‰ (peptÅ, “ripen"). Compare pumpkin.
Pepo Sentence Examples
In the red variety of Cucurbita pepo these crystals may consist of rods, thin plates, flat ribbons or spirals.
425 is legendary), and acquired a European reputation as a school of jurisprudence under Pepo, the first known teacher at Bologna of Roman law (about 1076), and his successor Irnerius and their followers the glossators.
The three carpels forming the pepo are separated by partitions (cl).
The three carpels forming the pepo are separated by partitions.
Many ornamental gourds (Cucumis pepo) are hardy enough to be grown outside once the danger of frost is past.