pumpkin vine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pumpkin vine a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
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Usage

In literature:

I saw large patches of tobacco growing without culture and many pumpkin vines.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
True, we went with no intent to benefit either the corn-crop or the pumpkin-vines.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
It is like putting an apple on a pumpkin vine, or an acorn on a hickory.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Dickie tried to slip out of sight under a pumpkin vine that grew between the rows; but Fatty Coon saw him before he could hide.
"The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
I think the pumpkin vine is coming up.
"A Sweet Little Maid" by Amy E. Blanchard
I measured one pumpkin vine and it was thirty feet long.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The question was, How can a pumpkin vine climb a fence, anyway?
"Christmas Every Day and Other Stories" by W. D. Howells
Melons, squash, pumpkins or similar sprawling vines may be grown in it.
"Making a Garden of Perennials" by W. C. Egan
And near the trees pumpkin-vines were growing where the cobs of the corn had been thrown.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Also, our vines, melons, cucumbers, squashes, and pumpkins.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Nathan was behind, riding a stick for a horse, and blowing a trumpet which Rollo had made for him out of the stem of a pumpkin vine.
"Rollo's Museum" by Jacob Abbott
Pick all the blossoms and small pumpkins off a vine, leaving only one of the best growing pumpkins.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
I cultivate my orchard all the time to keep the weeds down; plant it to vines, such as squashes, pumpkins, melons, etc.
"The Apple" by Various
In a small patch of ground, which had once been cleared, there grew a pumpkin vine, which then had three pumpkins.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
This vine is a near relative of the pumpkins and squashes of our gardens.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
In the place where he had thrown the pieces of cob, he found pumpkin vines growing in great luxuriance.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
In the place where he had thrown the pieces of cob, he found pumpkin vines growing in great luxuriance.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
In the place where he had thrown the pieces of cob, he found pumpkin vines growing in great luxuriance.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In news:

And yet a hungry, and most likely awfully cute, little critter ate just enough of the base of one of our giant pumpkin vines last week to kill it.
Pumpkins and bittersweet vine complete a table dressed for a casual meal.
Pumpkin Vine Webcam (North of Wyoming Border).
Although most people think of pumpkins as vegetables, they are really a fruit born from vine plants of the genus Cucurbita, part of the gourd family.
Cobweb and Vine Painted Pumpkins.
An elegant twist on pumpkin carving, this design of vine and ginkgo leaves is the grown-up counterpart to a smiling sawtooth jack-o'-lantern.
Damage In late June or early July, adult squash vine borers lay eggs at the base of squash and pumpkin vines (and sometimes cucumbers and melons).
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