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pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-/
noun
1.
the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash, used in cooking and often dried or toasted and eaten as a snack food.
Origin of pepita
< American Spanish, Spanish: seed, pip, probably derivative of the same Romance base *pep- as Old French pepin pippin

Pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah] /pəˈpi tə, pɛ-; Spanish pɛˈpi tɑ/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Besides, he did not know pepita, though he was the one she most wished to be near.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • To José and pepita this seemed strange as anything else—a perfect mystery.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • pepita wanted to ascend the hill, by a path she knew, to stable and supper.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • But, pepita, when you do right without compulsion, there are always two lumps.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • I always laugh when I hear it, it is so absurd, and pepita's was even funnier.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • pepita gave birth to a child, a girl, after Felipe deserted her.

    When Dreams Come True Ritter Brown
  • I dare say pepita is washing the child, and using soap which is very disagreeable.

    Remember the Alamo Amelia E. Barr
  • In all his plannings it was pepita Jos had thought of first.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Singularly enough, pepita had a fixed antipathy to marriage.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • pepita caught it from him, and unfurled it with a quick turn of her wrist.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos Frances Hodgson Burnett

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