A pumpkin is generally a very large pumpkin with orange flesh used principally in soups. It is the basis for Hallowe’en masks. However, ones does hear pumpkin used to describe the less memorable green marrow which is like an overgrown courgette (US: zucchini). In North America it is famously used in pumpkin pie. In the North East of Italy it is popularly served as a stuffed pasta dish, but I find it a bit sweet for my taste.