They are best known as Halloween decorations and holiday pies,
but there is more variety to pumpkins than just the common orange Jack-o-lantern.
Gourd is occasionally used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkins,cucumbers, squash, luffa, and melons. More specifically, gourd refers to the fruits of plants in the two Cucurbitaceae genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita, or also to their hollow, dried-out shell.
Eerie-looking white pumpkins — naturally white, not painted — are finding their way into more and more homes this Halloween season. The albinos are called Ghost pumpkins, Snowballs, Luminas or Caspers — presumably a reference to the friendly ghost.
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