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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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For a community like Punkin Center, the rural location, reduced implementation costs and added technological benefits make it the perfect candidate for this technology.
led by Donna Bemis, bought an adjoining 90 acres at 12501 Punkin Patch Road from Marvin and Rose Lewis.
The Punkin Chunkin contest has categories for tile different methods of pumpkin hurling: slingshots, catapults, trebuchets, and air cannons.
The Punkin Patch website is also handy for unusual gifts.
Punkin Pie and defense witness Jennifer Hayes, both claiming to be friends of Clarkson, testified that the actress felt humiliated by her new hostess job.
Items include a Korean arm-wrestling robot; the annual Delaware pumpkin firing competition, Punkin Chunkin; Ofro, the caterpillar-tracked sniffer device for football stadiums; another device reproduces the listening faults of vinyl records.
Aunt Cat recalls when she would nurse the infant Lilburne and "Sing fer the moon to skeer the Bugaboo, / Sing fer the Cher-kee never come not nigh / To skeer my punkin Little Baby-Bear, / And no Raw-Head-and-Bloody-Bones to come" (BTD79, 40).
along Colorado highway 94 from Aroya to Punkin Center (Fitzgerald et al.
One wild one is the Punkin Chunkin Festival in Lewes, Delaware.