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pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-]
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noun
  1. 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

< American Spanish, Spanish: seed, pip, probably derivative of the same Romance base *pep- as Old French pepin pippin

Pepita

[puh-pee-tuh, pe-; Spanish pe-pee-tah]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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  • Besides, he did not know Pepita, though he was the one she most wished to be near.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • To José and Pepita this seemed strange as anything else—a perfect mystery.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • Pepita wanted to ascend the hill, by a path she knew, to stable and supper.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond

  • But, Pepita, when you do right without compulsion, there are always two lumps.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond

  • I always laugh when I hear it, it is so absurd, and Pepita's was even funnier.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond