cour·​gette | \ ku̇r-ˈzhet How to pronounce courgette (audio) \

Definition of courgette

chiefly British

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One of my go-to weeknight dinners is pasta with sautéed courgette (zucchini), herbs, and pine nuts. 3 . Katy Beskow, SELF, "6 Supermarket Staples This Vegan Chef Swears By," 24 Aug. 2017 Dinner guests dined on a menu that included risotto carnaroli with violet artichokes and wild herbs, blue lobster roti with pomme de terre mousseline, and courgette tempura. Rebecca Keegan,, "Kendall Jenner, Will Smith, and Al Gore Find Common Glam at the Vanity Fair Cannes Party," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of courgette

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for courgette

French, diminutive of courge gourd, from Middle French, from Latin cucurbita

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coureur de bois


courge green





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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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