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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The recall impacts some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and vegetable bowls sold under the Trader Joe's brand as well as Green Giant and Signature Farms, according to CNN. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Trader Joe’s Packaged Vegetables Are Being Recalled Due to Listeria Risk," 2 July 2019 All meals are vegetarian and delicious: pepper frittata, butternut squash ravioli and carafes of hot herbal tea. Lori Basheda, latimes.com, "In Pacific Palisades, a meditation retreat lets you escape from yourself," 6 June 2019 My favorite combos right now are beets and garlic, butternut squash and leeks, and cauliflower and onion. Anna Stockwell, Bon Appetit, "Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable," 28 Jan. 2018 With highlighter, draw tall rectangle mouth, teeth and smile lines on butternut squash. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Mild Fairytale pumpkins are perfect for soup, but other varieties, as well as butternut squash, also work well. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pumpkin Soup With Asian Flair," 12 Oct. 2017 Dessert has to be El Blondie, also made with masa, then topped with butternut squash ice cream. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019 Disco-ify Your Fall Squash View this post on Instagram Halloween glittery ghost butternut squash, mmm-hmm. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "20 Chic Ideas for Your Grown-Up Halloween Party," 14 June 2017 Bread knives are also excellent workhorses for delicately leveling cakes, peeling butternut squash, sawing through watermelon rinds, and even carving a holiday roast. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bread Knives, According to Kitchen Cutlery Experts," 15 Jan. 2019

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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