cocozelle

noun coc·o·zel·le \¦käkə¦zelē\

Definition of cocozelle

plural

-s

  1. :  a variety of zucchini that is dark green with pale green longitudinal stripes and white to greenish-white flavorful flesh —called also Italian vegetable marrow

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Origin and Etymology of cocozelle

probably from an Italian dialect word akin to Italian cocuzza squash, from Medieval Latin cocutia


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