A 'pumpkin' is a cultivar of a squash plant, and one of the most nutritious of all. The word pumpkin originates from the word 'pepon', which is Greek for "large melon", something round and large. The French adapted this word to 'pompon', which the British changed to 'pumpion' and to the later American colonists became known as 'pumpkin'.

Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes (such as animal feed) to commercial and ornamental sales. Of the seven continents, only Antarctica is unable to produce pumpkins.

Colonial Americans relied on the hearty pumpkin crop for nourishment and used it as a replacement food for European staples that were not readily available in their new home. Pumpkin pie and puree is usually made for annual Thanksgiving traditions in Canada and the USA. 80 percent of the pumpkin crop in America is available during October. In the USA, the month of October is traditionally known as the "Pumpkin Month".

Farmers have developed numerous hybrids of the pumpkin to expand consumer appeal. They often have fun names such as 'Cinderella', 'Fairytale', & 'Baby Bear'.

The 'Golden Globe' is actually a film and television award bestowed by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This event occurs every January in Hollywood, California as a red-carpet affair. Regarding the nominal amount of hybrid pumpkin types, there is no such hybrid pumpkin officially named, 'Golden Globe'.

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