winter squash


winter squash

noun

: any one of several vegetables (such as acorn squashes and butternut squashes) that are grown until their shell and seeds are hard and that can be stored for several months

Full Definition of WINTER SQUASH

:  any of various hard-shelled squashes that belong to cultivars derived from several species (especially Cucurbita maxima, C. moschata, and C. pepo) and that can be stored for several months

First Known Use of WINTER SQUASH

1775

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