- pumped storage,
- pumpkin head,
Origin of pumpkin
Examples from the Web for pumpkin
Finally, Deborah Racicot of Narcissa prepares mouth-watering (and non-basic) pumpkin crepes with warm sage cinnamon en glaze.
On Pumpkin Fest weekend, they did things a little differently.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?|Melanie Plenda|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Riots broke out both after last year's pumpkin festival and after the Red Sox World Series win last year.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pumpkin, when he produced it, was the size of an orange—but still a pumpkin.
Tony Penna, the golf professional, tells of a bet by Titanic that he could throw a pumpkin over a three-story house.
Other excellent baits for rats are oatmeal, toasted cheese, toasted bread (buttered), and sunflower or pumpkin seeds.Methods of Destroying Rats|David Lantz
He was some pumpkin both in politics and colour, and the friend of me and Jones.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
I sat down with my host and his two sons to a none too savory stew of dried buffalo meat, thickened with pumpkin.A Volunteer with Pike|Robert Ames Bennet
At Dasahra a pumpkin is offered to these articles in lieu of a goat.
The body of the western god is yellow; so is his pumpkin vine, in the northwest.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony|Washington Matthews
- the large round fruit of any of these plants, which has a thick orange rind, pulpy flesh, and numerous seeds
- (as modifier)pumpkin pie
Word Origin for pumpkin
1640s, alteration of pompone, pumpion "melon, pumpkin" (1540s), from Middle French pompon, from Latin peponem (nominative pepo) "melon," from Greek pepon "melon," probably originally "cooked (by the sun)," hence "ripe;" from peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Pumpkin-pie is recorded from 1650s. Pumpkin-head, American English colloquial for "person with hair cut short all around" is recorded from 1781. Vulgar American English alternative spelling punkin attested by 1806.
America's a dandy place:
The people are all brothers:
And when one's got a punkin pye,
He shares it with the others.
[from "A Song for the Fourth of July, 1806," in "The Port Folio," Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1806]