butternut squash


Definition of butternut squash

: a smooth somewhat bottle-shaped buff-colored winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) with usually orange flesh

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Dessert has to be El Blondie, also made with masa, then topped with butternut squash ice cream. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019 Disco-ify Your Fall Squash View this post on Instagram Halloween glittery ghost butternut squash, mmm-hmm. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "20 Chic Ideas for Your Grown-Up Halloween Party," 14 June 2017 Bread knives are also excellent workhorses for delicately leveling cakes, peeling butternut squash, sawing through watermelon rinds, and even carving a holiday roast. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bread Knives, According to Kitchen Cutlery Experts," 15 Jan. 2019 Offerings of more spinach and butternut squash soon vanish, too, and the whole thing ends not with a Zimbabwean sweet but with tiny crisp triangles of baklava and ice cream. Grant Cornett, Vogue, "The Rise of Refugee Cuisine—a Food-World Trend to Feel Good About," 17 Aug. 2018 Heel: Where the blade is thickest and heaviest, used when more force is required, like cutting through things like butternut squash or some types of bones. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Right Way to Use a Chef's Knife," 7 Nov. 2018 The first-course choices at ABC Kitchen are cozy and seasonal—butternut squash soup, winter square campanelle with parmesan cheese and nutmeg—while the turkey comes with sourdough mushroom stuffing and cranberry compote. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 This cauliflower and butternut squash version is ready in no time. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Coconut-Cauliflower Curry Bowls," 1 Feb. 2016 Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet and toss with butternut squash cutes and red onion. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Squash Panzanella," 24 Oct. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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