The pumpkin is a member of the gourd family
, which is native to the Western Hemisphere.
They are a member of the gourd family
and have been cultivated for about 9,000 years in different parts of the world.
Both melons belong to the Cucurbitaceae or gourd family
, which also includes pumpkins and cucumbers.
According to Webster's Dictionary, melons are "the large round fruit of various plants of the gourd family
, with sweet pulpy flesh and many seeds (honeydew, cantaloupe, musk-melon).
The plant, the only endemic British member of the gourd family
which includes marrows and melons, is poisonous.
This relatively homogeneous group of plants, commonly known as the gourd family
, has been given the scientific name Cucurbitaceae.