Caribbean pumpkin

noun

Definition of Caribbean pumpkin

: calabaza … 3¹/₂ lb calabaza (Caribbean pumpkin; often sold in large wedges) or butternut squash …— Maggie Ruggiero, Gourmet, September 2007 In place of the ripe plantains in this recipe, you can use white yams …, yuca, malanga, Caribbean pumpkin or other mealy squash.— Maricel E. Presilla, Miami Herald, 9 Sept. 2004

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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