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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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17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most anticipated times of the year for Dunkin' Donuts fans is almost here, as the brand today announced that its famous lineup of pumpkin food and beverages will return to its restaurants nationwide over the next two weeks.
People had their pictures taken with the pumpkins, exclaimed over the pumpkins' size, and asked questions of the members of the Franklin County Giant Pumpkin Growers Association on how they grew them.
If liked, heat the pumpkin in a hot oven (180c fan, Gas 6) for 10 minutes before use.
There's a lot of pumpkin here, but the beer owes much of its character to the fine base, a strong ale made with two-row pale malt blend, rye, Special B, and smoked malt, and hopped with 25 IBUs worth of Fuggles and East Kent Goldings.
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While any pumpkin variety can be used for decoration, varieties higher in sugar and lower in water content should be used for cooking.
The definition of a Halloween jack o' lantern is rapidly expanding thanks to a host of Web sites that offer dozens of printable pumpkin stencils and instructions on how to, say, turn a digital photo of your dog into a carveable template.
The pilgrims did not make pumpkin pies; instead, they ate pumpkins as a side dish--boiled and unsweetened.
Amber said that burying the vines as they grow is important to help a pumpkin grow its biggest.
It seems that shoppers at Morrisons are just not scared of pumpkin and are eager for this season's first taste.
The site invites members of the Virginia Pumpkin Growers' Association to post upcoming events and also features the secrets of carving Jack O' Lanterns, including how to select the ideal pumpkin and how to use the correct tools.
The perfect text gave me the opportunity to feel Tim's pride and joy as he carved his pumpkin, his sorrow as his jack-o-lantern began to deteriorate and his excitement and hope when he found the new pumpkin plants.