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pepita

[ puh-pee-tuh, pe- ]
/ pəˈpi tə, pɛ- /
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noun
the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash, used in cooking and often dried or toasted and eaten as a snack food.
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Origin of pepita

From Spanish (southwestern U.S.), Spanish: “seed, pip,” probably derivative of the same Romance base, pep- (unattested), as Old French pepin pippin

Other definitions for pepita (2 of 2)

Pepita
[ puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah ]
/ pəˈpi tə, pɛ-; Spanish pɛˈpi tɑ /

noun
a female given name.
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