Pumpkin

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Pumpkin
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C. maxima
C. mixta
C. moschata
C. pepo

A pumpkin is a type of a squash which is a fruit. They are usually orange, but they can also be white, purple, red, blue, or white. Pumpkins are usually shaped like spheres or stretched-out spheres.

People can eat pumpkins. Often, people make pumpkins into pies or soups. People can eat and cook pumpkin seeds. People also use pumpkins for decoration, for example, when people make jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.

It also has a few noted uses in folk medicine. It has been traditionally used in some Native American tribes for treating intestinal and kidney problems. However, these uses may not be reliable.