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 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 Carve 2 small holes in butternut squash for eyes and push in dried black beans for pupils. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Prep a medium butternut squash—peel it, take out the seeds, slice thinly—and toss it all in a bowl with all that sauciness. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "This Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe Is More Reliable Than Any Airline," 19 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of butternut squash

1942, in the meaning defined above

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