calabaza

noun
ca·​la·​ba·​za | \ ˌka-lə-ˈbä-zə How to pronounce calabaza (audio) , -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

Examples of calabaza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were stalls in the market selling bundles of cabbage, calabaza, chayote, onion, carrots and cilantro to make the stew. Los Angeles Times, "A mother shares her food memories of growing up in Mexico," 9 May 2020 The stand will serve meat- and dairy-free Mexican dishes including jackfruit birria and carnitas, enchiladas suizas with calabaza guisado, chilaquiles with vegan cheese and mole poblano with king oyster mushrooms. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Shiok! and its Asian street-food inspired menu sets up shop in Torrance," 24 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Calabaza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calabaza. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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