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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Recent Examples on the Web Choose a vegetable like acorn squash that makes for easy personal servings and preferences. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mini pumpkin pies can help Thanksgiving 2020 feel right," 23 Nov. 2020 Cut each acorn squash into 12 small wedges and place in a large bowl. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Roasted acorn squash is a healthful addition to your holiday table," 22 Nov. 2020 Waterbar: This beachside restaurant will be serving onsite a three-course turkey dinner on Nov. 26 with acorn squash bisque and choice of prime rib or free-range turkey breast. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Thanksgiving 2020: Let these 21 San Diego restaurants do the cooking for you," 13 Nov. 2020 The Westwood restaurant will prepare an a la carte menu that includes turkey roulade with citrus-cranberry sauce, sticky toffee pudding, cornbread stuffing and stuffed acorn squash. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order your takeout Thanksgiving dinner," 10 Nov. 2020 Treat the acorn squash like a steak and season it with plenty of sweet flavors — maple syrup and a cinnamon finish., "Recipe: Grilled maple glazed acorn squash," 2 Nov. 2020 Roasted venison, salmon with onion jam, acorn squash, quahog-stuffed bluefish and, of course, turkey — all indigenous to the region and locally sourced. Washington Post, "Some Native Americans are taking on the Thanksgiving myth — by pushing for a more inclusive understanding of the past," 28 Nov. 2019 The sheer variety of their shapes and colors makes them the perfect candidate for a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, from the large rotund pumpkins with orange or blue skins to the smaller ridged delicata and acorn squashes. Nik Sharma,, "Brown Kitchen: Squash does double duty in savory and sweet recipes," 22 Nov. 2019 The mild, soft flesh of an acorn squash gets a textural boost from fried pumpkin seeds and bright pops of pomegranate. Washington Post, "Pumpkin seeds can pack a powerful punch — and these recipes prove it," 28 Oct. 2019

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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