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 Add the butternut squash to the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about five minutes. CBS News, "The Dish: Lidia Bastianich shares Italian recipes from her "Felidia" cookbook," 18 Jan. 2020 Additional veggies wrapped up in thin rice paper include shaved Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and carrots. al, "Birmingham City Bite: Brick & Tin’s Veggie Rolls," 9 Jan. 2020 Cheesy Pasta Shells With Butternut Squash Got leftover butternut squash? Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that turn turkey and all the trimmings into something new," 28 Nov. 2019 Marilynn Nereo, a psychotherapist, was at Fairway’s upstairs cafe having butternut squash soup during her weekly lunch date there with friends. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "New York-Based Fairway Market Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing," 22 Jan. 2020 Crackery Alsatian flatbread smeared with creme fraiche and scattered with bites of butternut squash and rosemary makes a nice shareable with drinks. Washington Post, "Brasserie Liberté adds some French twists to Georgetown," 15 Jan. 2020 Options include butternut squash soup with sage and apple pesto or Fuji apple salad. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day or have meals to go," 20 Nov. 2019 For the holiday, Jack Pandl's will have a turkey dinner that includes soup or salad, choice of potato or butternut squash and stuffing ($23). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area restaurants open on Thanksgiving: 2019 edition," 31 Oct. 2019 The menu includes family-style tea sandwiches, butternut squash soup, scones and desserts. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Nature tantalizes, teaches, and helps us heal: Sun Messages," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of butternut squash

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 27 Feb. 2020.

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