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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Recent Examples on the Web Other squash such as butternut squash provide many of these same benefits. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, "Foods that boost the immune system," 27 Mar. 2021 The menu will feature roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, and a brownie for dessert. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 12 Mar. 2021 Some chefs have tweaked the recipe, adding different spices or substituting tomatoes with butternut squash or red peppers. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Is Feta Cheese Really Selling Out Thanks To This Viral TikTok Pasta Dish?," 11 Feb. 2021 Marinari recommends the butternut squash soup, one of Blue Lemon’s top-selling items. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "8 places in Utah to get soups to go this winter," 25 Dec. 2020 Fresh lobster, parsnip, butternut squash, and black truffle crème fraîche are enveloped in a buttery homemade pastry dough. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "The 10 best dishes at Houston's newest restaurants," 7 Jan. 2021 That includes four soups — lemon chicken and gnocchi, tomato bisque, butternut squash, and French onion — made from scratch daily with fresh ingredients at Blue Lemon’s commissary to ensure consistency across all its stores. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "8 places in Utah to get soups to go this winter," 25 Dec. 2020 Reina Mejia Hernandez gestured at the bowls of apples and butternut squash, beans in a jar and pile of crisp purple onions on the table in her sunny San Francisco kitchen. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, "S.F. resident, facing holidays without job or health insurance, feels pandemic’s economic toll," 24 Dec. 2020 Add the beans, roasted butternut squash and stir to combine. Washington Post, "I grew up learning to cook what’s on hand, and now it’s my pandemic superpower," 8 Dec. 2020

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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