- 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
[puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah]
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for pepita
Besides, he did not know Pepita, though he was the one she most wished to be near.
To José and Pepita this seemed strange as anything else—a perfect mystery.
Pepita wanted to ascend the hill, by a path she knew, to stable and supper.
But, Pepita, when you do right without compulsion, there are always two lumps.
I always laugh when I hear it, it is so absurd, and Pepita's was even funnier.