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NOUN:
pl. pe·pos
The fruit of any of various related plants, such as the cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and melon, having a hard or leathery rind, fleshy pulp, and numerous flattened seeds.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin pep, a kind of melon, from Greek pepn, ripe; see pekw- in Indo-European roots


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