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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: pumpion 'pumpkin' (16-19 centuries), from French pompon 'melon, pumpkin', from Latin pepo

pumpkin

noun
     
pumpkin
pump‧kin
1 [uncountable and countable]DF a very large orange fruit that grows on the ground, or the inside of this fruit:
pumpkin pie
2 American English used when speaking to someone you love
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