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Borrowed from Quechua sapallu.


  • IPA(key): (most of Spain) /θaˈpaʝo/ [θaˈpa.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain) /θaˈpaʎo/ [θaˈpa.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (most of Latin America) /saˈpaʝo/ [saˈpa.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (Andes Mountains) /saˈpaʎo/ [saˈpa.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /saˈpaʃo/ [saˈpa.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /saˈpaʒo/ [saˈpa.ʒo]

  • Audio (Chile):(file)
  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -aʝo
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -aʎo
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -aʃo
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -aʒo

  • Syllabification: za‧pa‧llo


zapallo m (plural zapallos)

  1. zucchini, courgette
    Synonyms: calabacín, zapallito, calabacita, zapallo italiano
  2. pumpkin, gourd
    Synonyms: calabaza, auyama, ahuyama

Usage notes[edit]

  • Zapallo is used predominantly in South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Panama. Elsewhere, calabaza is more commonly used.

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