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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This soup recipe warms chilly fingers and toes with seasonal flavors of sweet butternut squash and savory lentils. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew," 24 Jan. 2017 Among the platitos, a favorite was calabaza asada: grilled butternut squash with crispy shallots in a spicy honey sauce. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the butternut squash with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach," 23 Oct. 2014 Come just for coffee from the bar or stay for a full meal of highlights like butternut squash soup and slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 At entree time, the cheese tortellini certainly provided flavor, though a rather heavy butternut squash and sage butter sauce made everything a bit mushy. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Mt. Washington Tavern maintains its appeal with vibrant food, lively spaces," 14 June 2018 Her deep-dish egg tart brings perfectly diced, sautéed butternut squash and creamy egg custard in a buttery crust. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 Cooking dinner one night in March, Mark Frizzell sliced his pinkie finger while peeling a butternut squash and couldn’t stop the bleeding. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "California Hospital Giant Sutter Health Faces Heavy Backlash On Prices," 16 May 2018 Cut neck off butternut squash (reserve base for another use). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of butternut squash

1942, in the meaning defined above

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