What does the word pumpkin mean?

Usage examples for pumpkin

  1. Whenever he needed a new head he picked a pumpkin, carved a face on it and stuck it upon the stake of his neck, throwing away the old head as of no further use. – Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  2. They had the attraction of the lamp, the appetite of the hawk, the occupation of the pumpkin: nothing was given them to do but to shine, destroy, and fatten. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. This " new" part may well have been a hundred years old at the time, for, whereas the original house was boarded with oak on oak, this was boarded with splendid clear pine on oak, marking the transition from the pioneer days when all the timber for a house was obtained from the neighboring wood, through the time when the splendid pumpkin pines of the Maine forests were the commonest and cheapest sources of lumber, to our own, when even poor spruce and shaky hemlock are scarce and costly. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard