Definition of pumpkin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpʌmpkɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmpkɪn//
[uncountable, countable] Vegetables
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a large round vegetable with thick orange skin. The seeds can be dried and eaten and the soft flesh can be cooked as a vegetable or in sweet pies. Pumpkin pie is a traditional American dish served on Thanksgiving. See related entries: Vegetables Word Originlate 17th cent.: alteration of earlier pumpion, from obsolete French pompon, via Latin from Greek pepōn ‘large melon’ (from pepōn sikuos ‘ripe gourd’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pumpkin