potiron

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin; perhaps of Semitic origin, such as Hebrew פטריה(mushroom), Classical Syriac ܦܐܬܘܪܬܐ‎, Arabic فطر(mushroom). Or, related to bot (toad), recalling the shape of a big mushroom. Or, from Middle French poistron, from Late Latin posterio, from Latin posterus (following, next).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.ti.ʁɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

potiron m (plural potirons)

  1. pumpkin
  2. winter squash

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