calabaza

noun
ca·la·ba·za | \ˌka-lə-ˈbä-zə, -sə\

Definition of calabaza 

: a large winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) that resembles a pumpkin and is typically grown in the West Indies and tropical America

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Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, cherry tomato, okra, Southern pea, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, roselle, sweet potato and yard-long bean; start transplants of eggplant, peppers and tomatoes from seed in mid July. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Candied pumpkin, calabaza en tacha, is a popular sweet, made from huge green pumpkins grown for this purpose. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Day of the Dead, a food-filled holiday that has nothing to do with Halloween," 31 Oct. 2017 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, cherry tomato, okra, Southern pea, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, roselle, sweet potato and yard-long bean; start transplants of eggplant, peppers and tomatoes from seed in mid-July. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July gardening calendar," 1 July 2017 Other crops that won’t mind the summer heat and humidity include cherry tomatoes, southern peas, chayote squash, calabaza squash and sweet potatoes. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tabebuia blooms are worth the wait," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of calabaza

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calabaza

Spanish

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