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

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caribbean pumpkin was in 1984

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“Caribbean pumpkin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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