A pumpkin is, by definition, a round orange winter squash.
It is also the fruit of the species Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita mixta.
A pumpkin is a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae. It is typically orange or yellow, with a thick, vertically-creased shell and a pulpy, seeded inside. It also typically weighs between 9 and 18 pounds.
Pumpkins have many uses in cooking, and also are traditionally carved into “jack-of-lanterns” during the North American holiday of Halloween (October 31st).
Pumpkin is a fruit, it is commonly cooked and pureed for pies and soups. It seeds are also commonly eaten. One of pumpkins most common use is to be ‘carved’ or hollowed into a face or design (pumpkins are very round). This is called a ‘jack-o-lantern’ and it is commonly done around the halloween holiday in America. They are also commonly grown for size to compete in competitions.
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