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pumpkin

Herbal medicine
An annual vine primarily used as a food or a decorative item; the seeds are anthelmintic.

pumpkin,

n Latin names:
Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata; part used: seeds; uses: anthelmintic, tapeworms, benign pros-tatic hypertrophy, childhood enuresis, bladder irritation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation. Also called
cucurbita, pumpkinseed, or
vegetable marrow.

pumpkin

large edible fruit, used extensively as cattle feed and for human consumption, Cucurbita maxima.
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Knots of gazers and gossips were collected in the churchyard, at the bridge, and at the spot where the hat and pumpkin had been found.
They walked over to a monstrous big, hollow pumpkin which had a door and windows cut through the rind.
On his neck was set a round, yellow pumpkin, with a face carved on it such as a boy often carves on a jack-lantern.
Ozma's my parent, you know, because she built my body and carved my pumpkin head.
Lastly, she put her dead husband's wig on the bare scalp of the pumpkin, and surmounted the whole with a dusty three-cornered hat, in which was stuck the longest tail feather of a rooster.
While muttering these words, Mother Rigby took the pipe from her own mouth and thrust it into the crevice which represented the same feature in the pumpkin visage of the scarecrow.
This was a strange exhortation, undoubtedly, to be addressed to a mere thing of sticks, straw, and old clothes, with nothing better than a shrivelled pumpkin for a head,--as we know to have been the scarecrow's case.
The other dissentient was a young child, who squalled at the fullest stretch of his lungs, and babbled some unintelligible nonsense about a pumpkin.
Snatching the pipe from his mouth, he flung it with all his might against the chimney, and at the same instant sank upon the floor, a medley of straw and tattered garments, with some sticks protruding from the heap, and a shrivelled pumpkin in the midst.
PRINCETON a Pumpkins are a sign that autumn is here -- pumpkins on porches, pumpkin picking on farms, giant pumpkin contests at fall fairs and festivals.
The day would not be the same without pumpkins and Tabasco mini pumpkins soup, spiced to taste, adds a touch of magic that is sure to please.
INGREDIENTS 1 kg pumpkin or butternut squash 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped 500ml vegetable or chicken stock 11/2 tbsp Tabasco(r) Pepper Sauce 150ml double cream 6-8 mini pumpkins (for serving in) METHOD 1.