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CUCURBITA PEPO

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cucurbita pepo mean? 

CUCURBITA PEPO (noun)
  The noun CUCURBITA PEPO has 1 sense:

1. a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

  Familiarity information: CUCURBITA PEPO used as a noun is very rare.


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CUCURBITA PEPO (noun)


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Meaning:

A coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

autumn pumpkin; Cucurbita pepo; pumpkin; pumpkin vine

Hypernyms ("Cucurbita pepo" is a kind of...):

squash; squash vine (any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits)

Meronyms (parts of "Cucurbita pepo"):

pumpkin (usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn)

pumpkin seed (the edible seed of a pumpkin)

Holonyms ("Cucurbita pepo" is a member of...):

Cucurbita; genus Cucurbita (type genus of the Cucurbitaceae)


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