acorn squash


Definition of acorn squash

: an acorn-shaped dark green winter squash (Cucurbita pepo) with a ridged surface and mildly sweet yellow to orange flesh

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Examples of acorn squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut each acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 24 Jan. 2022 Because of the deeply grooved ridges on an acorn squash, peeling can be very challenging and usually will result in much of the edible flesh being wasted. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2021 And that doesn’t include the dozens of sides and varieties of desserts including acorn squash, stuffing, pumpkin pie and German chocolate cake. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Nov. 2021 Roasting acorn squash brings out its natural sugar, which is accentuated by lemon, and given a savory counterpoint with umami-rich mushrooms and nutty farro. oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2021 Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick rounds and acorn squash into 1/2-inch slices. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 4 Nov. 2021 Fortunately, the skin of an acorn squash is fairly thin and will be completely edible once cooked. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2021 Pierce 1 large acorn squash in several places with the tip of a sharp knife. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 20 Sep. 2021 Entree selections include Chilean sea bass with chorizo and roasted parsnip puree; Mary’s half chicken with acorn squash puree and fingerling potatoes; and pork osso bucco with potato risotto and roasted turnip. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of acorn squash

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Acorn squash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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