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 Their most popular vegetarian pasty is one featuring butternut squash, leek and Emmental cheese. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 To keep the bears in good spirits, the team is bringing more than 200 pounds of bamboo, as well as nutrient-rich biscuits and favorite snacks like pears and butternut squash, Axios’ Anna Spiegel reports. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 Its flesh is similar to that of an acorn or butternut squash or a Cinderella pumpkin. Christina Morales, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Maple syrup makes sense, of course, because it is so often added to roasted butternut squash to bring out an irresistibly nutty taste. Daniel Neman, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Carrots, turnips or even butternut squash would all make great substitutes in the puree. Dan Lindbergand, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 For this Christmas potluck recipe, start by layering toasts with naturally sweet roasted butternut squash purée. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Dec. 2023 The versatility of the set cannot be overstated—sheet pans can be used for galettes, cookies, or even a whole mess of roasted butternut squash. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 Divide the rice butternut squash mixture into 36 equally sized balls. The View, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Butternut squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butternut%20squash. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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