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pepo

[ pee-poh ]
/ ˈpi poʊ /
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noun, plural pe·pos.

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.

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Origin of pepo

1700–10; <Latin pepō large melon, pumpkin <Greek pépōn, short for pépōn (síkyos) ripe (gourd)
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British Dictionary definitions for pepo

pepo
/ (ˈpiːpəʊ) /

noun plural -pos

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
C19: from Latin: pumpkin, from Greek pepōn edible gourd, from peptein to ripen
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