Sunday, October 20, 2013

2nd cousin of zucchini

“Pumpkin” originates from the Greek word pepon.

The French adapted this word to pompon.

The English changed it to pumpion.

American colonists changed it again, to the word we use today.

The zucchetto is a skull cap worn by Roman Catholic clergy.

It gets its name from “zucca”.

That’s a pumpkin in Italian.

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