pumpkin seed
Sunfish Sun"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish ({Mola mola}, {Mola rotunda}, or {Orthagoriscus mola}) having a broad body and a truncated tail. (b) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh-water fishes of the family {Centrachid[ae]}. They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are {Lepomis gibbosus} (called also {bream}, {pondfish}, {pumpkin seed}, and {sunny}), the blue sunfish, or dollardee ({L. pallidus}), and the long-eared sunfish ({L. auritus}). Several of the species are called also {pondfish}. (c) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner. (d) The opah. (e) The basking, or liver, shark. (f) Any large jellyfish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pumpkin seed — Pumpkin Pump kin, n. [For older pompion, pompon, OF. pompon, L. pepo, peponis, Gr. ?, properly, cooked by the sun, ripe, mellow; so called because not eaten till ripe. Cf. {Cook}, n.] (Bot.) A well known trailing plant ({Cucurbita pepo}) and its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pumpkin seed — n PEPO …   Medical dictionary

  • pumpkin seed — Pondfish Pond fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh water fishes belonging to the family {Centrarchid[ae]}; called also {pond perch}, and {sunfish}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pumpkin seed — noun the edible seed of a pumpkin • Hypernyms: ↑edible seed • Part Holonyms: ↑pumpkin, ↑pumpkin vine, ↑autumn pumpkin, ↑Cucurbita pepo …   Useful english dictionary

  • pumpkin seed — /ˈpʌmpkən sid/ (say pumpkuhn seed) noun 1. the seed of the pumpkin. 2. a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, of eastern North America …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Pumpkin seed oil — (Kernöl or Kürbiskernöl in German, bučno olje in Slovenian, bučino ulje or bundevino ulje in Croatian) is a culinary specialty of south eastern Austria (Styria), eastern Slovenia (Styria and Prekmurje), north western Croatia (esp. Međimurje),… …   Wikipedia

  • Pumpkin — is a gourd like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae (which also includes gourds). [http://www.itis.gov Integrated Taxonomic Information System ] ] It is a common name of or can refer to cultivars of any one of the following …   Wikipedia

  • Pumpkin — Pump kin, n. [For older pompion, pompon, OF. pompon, L. pepo, peponis, Gr. ?, properly, cooked by the sun, ripe, mellow; so called because not eaten till ripe. Cf. {Cook}, n.] (Bot.) A well known trailing plant ({Cucurbita pepo}) and its fruit,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pumpkin vine — noun 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 • Syn: ↑pumpkin, ↑autumn pumpkin, ↑Cucurbita… …   Useful english dictionary

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