Definition of Cucurbita pepo
1. Noun. A coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes.
Terms within: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seed
Group relationships: Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita
Generic synonyms: Squash, Squash Vine
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Literary usage of Cucurbita pepo
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1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"Wittmack, in his investigation of prehistoric remains in Peru, has secured evidence that the pumpkin (cucurbita pepo L.) is an American plant and not, ..."
2. Proceedings, International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization by C. Raveret-Wattel (1904)
"All of these forms had the fruit stems of cucurbita pepo. The details of these progeny (of Field Pumpkin by Japanese Crookneck) are given in the following ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1892)
"Before 1'2 M. seems to be the proper time for pollination in cucurbita pepo and C. maxima, while Citrullus vulgaris may be polli nated in the afternoon. ..."