butternut squash


Definition of butternut squash

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

Examples of butternut squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, peel butternut squash and halve lengthwise, then scoop out and discard seeds. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 8 Oct. 2021 The menu for the night will feature butternut squash and swiss chard empanadas and abuelita chocolate truffles, choices that come after Carter suggested a Latin flair in honor of Lauren's Latina heritage. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Pair with a hummus dish or with butternut squash ravioli. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Pastas, from $20 to $25, include cheese ravioli, spaghetti with meatballs, butternut squash ravioli, lobster ravioli and beef bracciole with rigatoni. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2022 The duck, for example, changes out only its jacket of side dishes to stay au courant with the season and currently sports pureed butternut squash. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Mar. 2022 This vegan roasted butternut squash gets a little extra sweetness from a drizzle of maple syrup. Taylor Worden, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2022 Some of the dishes on this year’s menu include a cacio e pepe lobster risotto starter, roasted butternut squash anolini entree and citrus semifreddo dessert. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2022 Old Homestead Steakhouse’s four-course dinner features a Jersey fresh butternut squash soup topped with candied walnuts and a spinach salad topped with Granny Smith apples, Texas pecans and feta tossed with maple cider vinaigrette. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of butternut squash

1940, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Butternut squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butternut%20squash. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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