West Indian pumpkin


Definition of West Indian pumpkin

: calabaza In the Caribbean, the West Indian pumpkin or calabaza is a large, watermelon-shaped squash with green or orange streaks and a vivid orange flesh.— Susan Jane Cheney, Vegetarian Times, October 1993

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First Known Use of West Indian pumpkin

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“West Indian pumpkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Indian%20pumpkin. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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