Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: Greek Pumpkin

The English word pumpkin comes from the Greek word Pepon which means "large melon". 

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

It comes under the same name.

Emmylou said...

Is pumpkin from the melon family? They don't taste anything alike! :D

DEZMOND said...

we call them 'bundeva' here

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yup, that's right. That's what it means in Greek.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Intersting! I didn´t know this.Nice picture. Kisses:)

Anna and Klaudia said...

Amazing picture :)

Adam said...

they are related to squashes

DeniseinVA said...

I read your posts to my husband Adam, he enjoys anything like this, as do I. New to both of us this is, thank you.

Pat Hatt said...

Large indeed, so works

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And coincidentally, Laura PEPON was in ORANGE is the New Black. Spooky!

stephen Hayes said...

Those Greeks had a name for everything.

Linda said...

Cool fact, thanks for sharing, Adam.

Christine said...

interesting fact