I was flipping through the dictionary, came across this word and had a giggle. I’d never heard of this word before but something in it sounds funny – perhaps the consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel structure, the fact that it has an “o” on the end, or that the double “p” is rather endearing and cute.

The definition interested me, too. I like coming across nutrition-related words that I hadn’t heard before.

melon

Pepo (noun)

Any fleshy fruit of the melon or cucumber type, with numerous seeds and surrounded by a hard skin.

Latin, = pumpkin, from Greek pepon abbreviation of pepon sikuos ripe gourd.

Are you eating any pepos today?

cucumber