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

Definition of courgette

chiefly British
: zucchini She quartered three green tomatoes and sliced three courgettes— Alice Thomas Ellis … for centuries Italian peasants have made courgettes into fritters or squash-blossom sandwiches.— Noel Vietmeyer … a "fritto misto" type selection of battered and deep-fried courgette, celeriac and carrot …— Alison Davison

Examples of courgette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lunch was 170g chicken breast with 130g broccoli and lots of other vegetables like aubergine, courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2022 Pugh then tossed the noodles in with the simmering sauce, as opposed to boiling them separately, noting that the sauce helps give the courgette a more spaghetti-like texture. Glenn Garner,, 29 Jan. 2022 The Midsommar star then peeled the courgette into spaghetti, making sure to give her followers a safety disclaimer after hurting her knuckles in the peeler. Glenn Garner,, 29 Jan. 2022 One of my go-to weeknight dinners is pasta with sautéed courgette (zucchini), herbs, and pine nuts. 3 . Katy Beskow, SELF, 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,, 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of courgette

1891, 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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“Courgette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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