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Meaning of pumpkin

pump•kin

Pronunciation: (pump'kin or, commonly, pung'kin), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, edible, orange-yellow fruit borne by a coarse, decumbent vine, Cucurbita pepo, of the gourd family.
  2. the similar fruit of any of several related species, as C. maxima or C. moschata.
  3. a plant bearing such fruit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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