English word pumpkin comes from Ancient Greek πέπτω, and later Latin pepo (Pumpkin, large melon.).
Pumpkin detailed word origin explanation
|πέπτω || Ancient Greek (grc) || |
|πέπων || Ancient Greek (grc) || |
|pepo || Latin (lat) ||Pumpkin, large melon. |
|pompon || Middle French (frm) ||Cucumber. Melon Decorative tassel. |
|pumpkin || English (eng) ||(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.. (uncountable) The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant.. 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. |
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