The pumpkin, when he produced it, was the size of an orange—but still a pumpkin.
The pumpkin seeds, trapped in the heat of the caramel, are imbued with an autumnal, resiny resonance.
The books on that list are reliably brilliant, and The pumpkin Eater is no exception.
Riots broke out both after last year's pumpkin festival and after the Red Sox World Series win last year.
That we think it is okay to put a pumpkin in the garbage shows us how little we respect food and the land it comes from.
pumpkin as you are, Théodore, cannot you see the power that the catastrophe at Amboise has given to my reforms?
Ozma's my parent, you know, because she built my body and carved my pumpkin head.
Study the flowers of the cucumber and compare them with those of the pumpkin.
He was not ready to accept her proposition that he should "just try it, for he could float like a pumpkin."
A Spanish maid presents her lover with a pumpkin as her way of saying "No."
1640s, alteration of pompone, pumpion "melon, pumpkin" (1540s), from Middle French pompon, from Latin peponem (nominative pepo) "melon," from Greek pepon "melon," probably originally "cooked (by the sun)," hence "ripe;" from peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Pumpkin-pie is recorded from 1650s. Pumpkin-head, American English colloquial for "person with hair cut short all around" is recorded from 1781. Vulgar American English alternative spelling punkin attested by 1806.
America's a dandy place:
The people are all brothers:
And when one's got a punkin pye,
He shares it with the others.
[from "A Song for the Fourth of July, 1806," in "The Port Folio," Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1806]
A humourous term for the token - the object (notional or real) that gives its possessor (the "pumpking" or the "pumpkineer") exclusive access to something, e.g. applying patches to a master copy of source (for which the pumpkin is called a "patch pumpkin").
David Croy once told me once that at a previous job, there was one tape drive and multiple systems that used it for backups. But instead of some high-tech exclusion software, they used a low-tech method to prevent multiple simultaneous backups: a stuffed pumpkin. No one was allowed to make backups unless they had the "backup pumpkin".