• synonyms


See more synonyms for pepo on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural pe·pos.
  1. the characteristic fruit of plants of the gourd family, having a fleshy, many-seeded interior and a hard or firm rind, as the gourd, melon, and cucumber.
Show More

Origin of pepo

1700–10; < Latin pepō large melon, pumpkin < Greek pépōn, short for pépōn (síkyos) ripe (gourd)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pepo

cantaloupe, gourd, papaya, watermelon, fruit, squash, musk, casaba, honeydew, nutmeg, vine, pepo

Examples from the Web for pepo

Historical Examples of pepo

British Dictionary definitions for pepo


noun plural -pos
  1. the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous plants, such as the melon, squash, cucumber, and pumpkin, having a firm rind, fleshy watery pulp, and numerous seeds
Show More

Word Origin for pepo

C19: from Latin: pumpkin, from Greek pepōn edible gourd, from peptein to ripen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012