Definition of pepita in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɛˈpiːtə/


chiefly US
A pumpkin seed, typically hulled and roasted and eaten as a snack or used in cooking: pepitas bring a nice crunch to this otherwise smooth, creamy soup
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  • The raw, hulled pepitas (pumpkin seeds) were a little difficult to find, but I found them in the bulk containers in the baking aisle at a local grocery store.
  • In Spain and Mexico pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are eaten roasted, fried, or salted; and they are a popular snack in other countries too.
  • Tonight Amee donned her maroon Kathmandu dress and cooked up a scrummy dessert of stewed apples and pears with cinnamon and pepitas and lime peel and cloves.



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