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pumpkinseed

[puhmp-kin-seed or, commonly, puhng-kin-] /ˈpʌmp kɪnˌsid or, commonly, ˈpʌŋ kɪn-/
noun
1.
the seed of the pumpkin.
2.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, of eastern North America.
Origin of pumpkinseed
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; pumpkin + seed
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  • She was driving Fox and pumpkinseed; and he was following behind with the mules.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Immediately after breakfast, Mr. March drove away in the big wagon with Fox and pumpkinseed.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • One thing he very much enjoyed doing, was taking Fox and pumpkinseed up to the tops of the high hills to graze.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Rob rode on pumpkinseed's back a good part of the way, like a little postilion.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for pumpkinseed

pumpkinseed

/ˈpʌmpkɪnˌsiːd/
noun
1.
the seed of the pumpkin
2.
a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, with brightly coloured markings: family Centrarchidae
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