[puh-pee-tuh, pe-]


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pepita

Historical Examples of pepita

  • That seventy-five dollars he paid for Pepita and the saddle and harness was such a blessing.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Pepita herself was wife of one of the other chiefs of the band.

  • Singularly enough, Pepita had a fixed antipathy to marriage.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • This Pepita had a predilection for anything that was unusual; she was rather—romantic.

    Woman Triumphant

    Vicente Blasco Ibaez

  • But Pepita, who heard it all, said nothing, though once or twice she gave her little mocking laugh.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos

    Frances Hodgson Burnett