Punkin vs. Pumpkin - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Pumpkin

    A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. Some exceptionally large cultivars of squash with similar appearance have also been derived from Cucurbita maxima. Specific cultivars of winter squash derived from other species, including C. argyrosperma, and C. moschata, are also sometimes called "pumpkin". In New Zealand and Australian English, the term pumpkin generally refers to the broader category called winter squash elsewhere.Native to North America, pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in Canada and the United States, and pumpkins are frequently carved as jack-o'-lanterns for decoration around Halloween, although commercially canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie fillings are usually made from different kinds of winter squash than the ones used for jack-o'-lanterns.

Wiktionary

  • Punkin (noun)

    eye dialect of pumpkin

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    A domesticated plant, in species Cucurbita pepo, similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant.

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  • Pumpkin (noun)

    Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    A term of endearment for someone small and cute.

Webster Dictionary

  • Punkin (noun)

    A pumpkin.

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, - used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    a coarse vine widely cultivated for its non-keeping 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

  • Pumpkin (noun)

    usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

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