zucchini


zuc·chi·ni

noun \z-ˈkē-nē\

: a dark green vegetable that is long and smooth and that has soft skin which can be eaten

plural zuc·chi·ni or zuc·chi·nis

Full Definition of ZUCCHINI

:  a smooth cylindrical usually dark green summer squash; also :  a plant that bears zucchini

Origin of ZUCCHINI

Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca gourd
First Known Use: 1925

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

zucchini

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Subspecies of Cucurbita pepo, dark green elongate summer squash in the gourd family, of great abundance in U.S. home gardens and supermarkets. The creeping vine has five-lobed leaves, tendrils, and large yellow flowers.

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