Pepo meaning

pē'pō
The fruit of any of various related plants, such as the cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and melon, having a hard or leathery rind, fleshy pulp, and numerous flattened seeds.
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Any fleshy gourd fruit with a hard rind and many seeds, as the melon or squash.
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A fruit of plants of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, possessing a hard rind and producing many seeds in a single, central, pulpy chamber.
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A plant producing such a fruit.
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Origin of pepo

  • Latin pepō a kind of melon from Greek pepōn ripe pekw- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin pepō, from Ancient Greek πέπων (pepōn, “large melon"), from πέπων (pepōn, “ripe"), from πέπτω (peptō, “ripen"). Compare pumpkin.
    From Wiktionary