Hubbard squash


Hub·​bard squash ˈhə-bərd- How to pronounce Hubbard squash (audio)
: an often very large, roundish squash with tapering ends that has a smooth to warty hard rind ranging in color from green to bluish gray to orange and is the fruit of any of several cultivars of a winter squash (Cucurbita maxima)

called also Hubbard

Examples of Hubbard squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event centered on an elaborate dinner party at which guests devoured sweet Hubbard squash, a symbol of abundance and fertility, carefully prepared for consumption. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Try Hubbard squash pureed, mashed, or in a recipe like our Spicy Blue Hubbard Squash Soup. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 2 Sep. 2023 These are types such as butternut, all sorts of pumpkins, and Hubbard squash. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 23 Aug. 2022 Much like the Hubbard squash, the banana squash should be cooked like a pumpkin. Mallory Arnold, Outside Online, 28 Sep. 2022 Cut a hole in the bottom of a medium-size blue Hubbard squash; scoop out the pulp and seeds. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 7 Sep. 2022 The warty rind with a blue hue makes Hubbard squash instantly recognizable. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 23 Aug. 2022

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Word History


probably from the name Hubbard

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hubbard squash was in 1868

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“Hubbard squash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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Hubbard squash

Hub·​bard squash ˈhəb-ərd- How to pronounce Hubbard squash (audio)
: any of various large dark green to orange winter squashes with a somewhat oval shape and warty skin

called also Hubbard

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