pumpkinseed

[puhmp-kin-seed or, commonly, puhng-kin-]

Origin of pumpkinseed

First recorded in 1775–85; pumpkin + seed
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Examples from the Web for pumpkinseed

Historical Examples of pumpkinseed

  • She was driving Fox and Pumpkinseed; and he was following behind with the mules.

    Nelly's Silver Mine

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • Immediately after breakfast, Mr. March drove away in the big wagon with Fox and Pumpkinseed.

    Nelly's Silver Mine

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • One thing he very much enjoyed doing, was taking Fox and Pumpkinseed up to the tops of the high hills to graze.

    Nelly's Silver Mine

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • Rob rode on Pumpkinseed's back a good part of the way, like a little postilion.

    Nelly's Silver Mine

    Helen Hunt Jackson


British Dictionary definitions for pumpkinseed

pumpkinseed

noun
  1. the seed of the pumpkin
  2. a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, with brightly coloured markings: family Centrarchidae
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